Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Marquis de Lafayette



Marker ID: DAR 
Location: at the intersection of Front Street and Screven Street Georgetown, SC
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 21.929    W 079° 16.940
  33.365483    -79.282333
Style: Mounted **
 



Text:

This tablet commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first landing of Marquis de Lafayette accompanied by Baron de Kalb on North Island, Georgetown County, S. C. June 13, 1777. He came to draw his sword for the young republic in the hour of her greatest need.

Erected 1927 by Georgetown Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.


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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