Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Early Settlers

Marker ID: SCHM 45-9
Location: Near Georgetown - Williamsburg County line on N side of intersection of SC 527 and 41, just NE of Black River
County: Williamsburg
Coordinates: N 33° 29.685    W 079° 32.447
  33.49475    -79.54078333
Style: Free Standing **


Among the first settlers of Williamsburg County, members of the Witherspoon family sailed from Belfast to Charleston in 1734, arriving about December 1. With a year´s provisions, they embarked on an open - boat voyage. Traveling up the Black River, the settlers came ashore near here and lived in Samuel Commander´s barn while constructing their "dirt houses."

Erected by Three Rivers Historical Society - 1989


Two sided - Potatoe Ferry