Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox"
Revolutionary War Hero
Francis Marion
(1732-1795)
Continental Army Officer, Southern partisan leader. Commander of Revolutionary forces in South Carolina. Nicknamed "The Swamp Fox" by the British for disrupting their plans with his outstanding guerilla warfare tactics from his base in the Carolina swamps.

Resting Place of
Francis Marion
Gabriel's Plantation
Belle Isle
South Carolina
This picture appears courtesy of: Burl Kennedy

South Carolina
Historical Marker
This picture appears courtesy of: Burl Kennedy

Above the grave of Francis Marion at Pond Bluff lies a slab of gray marble laid by family members and friends inscribed in love and devotion:
Sacred to the Memory
of
BRIG. GEN. FRANCIS MARION
Who departed this life, on the 27th of February, 1795,
In the sixty-third year of his age.
Deeply regretted by all his fellow citizens.
HISTORY
will record his worth, and rising generations embalm
his memory, as one of the most distinguished
Patriots and Heros of the American Revolution,
which elebated his native Country
TO HONOR AND INDEPENDENCE,
AND
Secured to her the blessing of
LIBERTY AND PEACE.
This tribute of veneration and gratitude is erected
in commemoration of
the noble and disinterested virtues of the
CITIZEN,
and the gallant exploits of the
SOLDIER,
Who lived without fear, and died without reproach.


Your Marion County Coordinator is
Betty McBee

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May 18, 2003