Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Lafayette



Marker ID: SCHM 22-8
Location: US 17,A, about nine miles W of Georgetown in front of Sampit Church
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 21.87    W 079° 14.1
  33.3645    -79.235
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

A lover of liberty, Lafayette left Bordeaux, France, March 26, 1777, "To conquer or perish" in the American cause, and arrived at Benjamin Huger´s summer home near here, June 14, 1777, where he spent his first night in America. He rendered eminent service in our struggle for independence.

Erected by Georgetown County - 1940


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More Information:
Wikipedia - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette
Historic Valley Forge - The Marquis de Lafayette
Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC