Early Settlers / Potatoe Ferry

Early Settlers / Potatoe Ferry (HMIPR)

Location: Andrews, SC 29510 Litchfield County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 29.685', W 79° 32.447'

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Early Settlers
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."

Potatoe Ferry
By 1775, Potatoe Ferry was operating on the Black River about ? mile downstream from here. During the Revolution, Brigadier General Francis Marion employed the ferry to transport troops on a planned expedition against British forces in Georgetown. In 1810, Bishop Francis Asbury, pioneer of American Methodism, crossed the river here during his travels.
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HM NumberHMIPR
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Williamsburg County, Three Rivers Historical Society series
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Marker Number45-9
Year Placed1989
Placed ByThree Rivers Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 635553 N 3707089
Decimal Degrees33.49475000, -79.54078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.685', W 79° 32.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 41.10" N, 79° 32' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15658-15720 County Line Rd, Andrews SC 29510, US
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