A Student of History

August 24, 2006

On the trail of the Swamp Fox

Filed under: Historic Places,The strange place called the South — John Maass @ 6:19 pm

Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural in Manning 

From THE STATE, of Columbia, SC:

More than two centuries after Francis Marion ruled the swamps of northeast South Carolina, archaeologist Steve Smith is stalking his every move.  Smith is trying to find sites in the Pee Dee associated with Marion to help create a Francis Marion Trail. Smith has spent the past several months in the heart of Marion’s early campaigns along the Pee Dee, Lynches and Black rivers in Georgetown, Florence, Marion and Williamsburg counties.

The archaeologist is working with the Francis Marion Trail Commission to determine which sites need further work for possible development for the new trail being created to honor the Revolutionary War hero nicknamed the Swamp Fox.

The rest of the newspaper article is here.

For a lot more on Marion, go here.

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