Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Abel Kolb's Murder

Marker ID: SCHM 35-17
Location: Intersection of us 15-401 and Road 167 at Pee Dee River off 401
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 31.682    W 079° 49.681
  34.52803333    -79.82801666
Style: Free Standing **


Colonel Abel Kolb was a prominent Revolutionary War Patriot of this area. A band of Tory raiders, on the night of April 27-28, 1781, surrounded the home of Colonel Kolb and his family. He was shot while surrendering himself as a prisoner of war and his home was burned. His grave is in old Welsh Neck cemetery, one mile north, a short distance from his home site.

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1973


Two sided - Welsh Neck Cemetery