Monthly Archives: October 2018


Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery remains today the site of the church organized 1728 by Rev. Archibald Stobo, the father of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina. Until the Revolution, all ministers of Bethel came from Scotland. The first building was called…

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Parker’s Ferry Battlefield

Parker’s Ferry was the site of the ambush on the British by General Francis Marion on August 30, 1781. Marion and a force of four hundred Patriots battled five hundred and forty British, Hessians, and Tories at the Battle of Parker’s…

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The Historic Burial Site of Colonel Isaac Hayne

Isaac Hayne was a planter and patriot from Jacksonborough, South Carolina.  Hayne was born in 1745 and died on August 4, 1781 when he was executed by the British in Charleston.  He owned plantations in Beaufort and Colleton Counties.  Hayne…

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George Washington Visits

George Washington, on his southern tour in May of 1791, was entertained at Duharra Plantation, home of Congressman O’Brien Smith, who served in the General Assembly, the State Senate, and was the second President of the Hibernian Society of Charleston….

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General Assembly meets in Old Jacksonborough

In 1782, the occupation of Charleston by the British forced the General Assembly to convene in the village of Old Jacksonborough. The House of Representatives meetings were conducted at the Masonic Lodge and the Senate meetings were held at the Tavern of…

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