Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Captain William Henry Mouzon

Marker ID: SCHM 45-11
Location: SC 527, Kingstree, SC
County: Williamsburg
Coordinates: N 33° 43.98    W 079° 55.993
  33.733    -79.93321666
Style: Free Standing **


This was the plantation of Capt. William Henry Mouzon (1741 - 1807), prominent militia officer in the American Revolution. Mouzon, of Huguenot descent, was educated in France as an engineer. He was a lieutenant in the 3rd S.C. Regiment, then raised the King´s Tree Company and became its captain. This militia company numbered about 75 men when it was disbanded after Charleston fell to the British in May 1780.

Capt. Mouzon´s company reformed in July 1780, then joined Co!. Francis Marion. British troops under Co!. Banastre Tarleton burned Mouzon´s plantation house and outbuildings in August. Shortly thereafter, on September 28, 1780, Capt. Mouzon was severely wounded in Marion´s victory at Black Mingo Creek and forced to retire from further active service. He died in 1807 and is buried in the Mouzon family cemetery nearby.

Erected by the Williamsburg County Historical Society - 1996