Tiller's Ferry

Tiller's Ferry (HM10IF)

Location: Bethune, SC 29009 Kershaw County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 21.784', W 80° 18.394'

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In 1760 Joseph Tiller received a grant for 100 acres on Lynches River, including this crossroads. James Tiller operated a ferry across the river 1 mi. N before 1806. He operated a toll bridge near the ferry, on the Stagecoach or Camden Road, beginning in 1830. A post office opened at Tiller's Ferry in 1838, with James Tiller as its first postmaster; it closed in 1903.

(Reverse)

In 1865, as Gen. W.T. Sherman's Federal army advanced NE, Gen. John A. Logan's XV Corps found its way blocked by a flooded Lynches River. Logan camped and foraged nearby February 25-March 2 before crossing into Darlington County. A skirmish on the other side of the river on February 26 cost Logan's infantry and Gen. M.C. Butler's Confederate cavalry a few minor casualties each.
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HM NumberHM10IF
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Marker Number28-16
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Kershaw County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 563763 N 3802631
Decimal Degrees34.36306667, -80.30656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.784', W 80° 18.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 47.04" N, 80° 18' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3842-3898 Old Stagecoach Rd, Bethune SC 29009, US
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