Martyr Of The Revolution
When Loyalists soldiers attacked the camp of Col. Isaac Hayne's S.C. malitia about 5 mi. W on July 7, 1781, they captured Hayne. He was soon condemned as a traitor because he had previously declared allegiance to Great Britan after the fall of Charleston. Hayne, hanged in Charleston on August 4, 1781, became a martyr to those fighting for America's independence.
The surrounding land was part of Hayne Hall plantation, home of the Hayne Family in South Carolina and Colonel Isaac Hayne (Sept. 23, 1745 ~ Aug. 4, 1781).
Rice planter, iron manufacturer, church leader and Patriot soldier, Colonel Hayne was executed by the British during the Revolution and buried here in the family cemetery.