Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Hunt's Bluff

Marker ID: SCHM 35-14
Location: W side of Road 57 near Oak River Mill near Great Pee Dee River
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 29.199    W 079° 43.127
  34.48665    -79.71878333
Style: Free Standing **


On July 25, 1780, a convoy of British boats en route from Cheraw to Georgetown was captured here by local Patriots. Wooden logs resembling cannon were mounted on this bluff. When boats appeared, Captain Tristram Thomas demanded unconditional surrender. At this signal, the Loyalist escort joined forces with the Patriots, making prisoners of the British troops

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1973


Two sided - Old River Road