The American Revolution in South Carolina

February 15, 1781 - Waccamaw River

June 8, 1782 - Black Lake

April 1, 1781 - Bear Bluff

Horry County saw its first evidence of the American Revolution in December of 1776, when Col. Francis Nash of the North Carolina Continental Line arrived and camped near Little River on land owned by William Alston at Little River Neck.

Francis Marion's brother, Isaac Marion, lived at the NC/SC line near present-day town of Little River.

In September of 1780, Brigadier General Francis Marion returned to South Carolina after a brief stay in North Carolina. He marched his small band through Horry County and camped one night near Kingston (present-day Conway) on his way to the battle at Black Mingo.

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