Cantey's (Canty) Plantation.
What: Plantation, used as camp by Marion and Watson
Maps: [map notes]
- NBBAS:Three, p.267. "At Cantey's Plantation, he [Marion] sent out a call to his militia."
- In Cook's 1773 map (following), it can be seen that "Sumpter" appears immediately above "Farrar's (?) Savannah", apparently an earlier name for Great Savannah."
- Cook 1773 map snippet:
1 Nelson's Ferry
2 Sumter's Plantation, immediately above "Farrar's" (Great) Savannah
3 Cantey's (Canty's) Plantation
4 Murry's (Murray's) Ferry
5 Mount Hope Swamp Bridge
6 Lower Bridge
7 Witherspoon's Plantation
8 Kings Tree
- The position for Nelson's Ferry is provided by GNIS and is considered highly accurate.
- From Cook's 1773 map, it can be determined, that from the Nelson's Ferry position:
Using Cook's map, these locations were projected from the Nelson's Ferry site with OziExplorer GPS software. Fair approximations were obtained. For Cantey's Plantation, the location obtained was less than a mile from the coordinates provided by George Summers, following.
- "Sumpter's" Plantation lies 355.9°, 4.614 miles
- Canty Plantation lies 56.8°, 12.769 miles
- George Summer's Revolutionary History in Clarendon County, SC gives directions for driving. Search for cantey plantation. Coordinates used for location were provided by George.
- NBBAS:Three. P.392. Yorktown victory celebration ball at Canty's.
- Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for canty. . To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".
listing. 8 March 1781, near Canty's Pl. Not found in O'Kelley.
- William Dobien James, Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion. Search for Cantey. Several ref's to encampments, but none for actions in the vicinity.
Related sites: Sumter's Plantation, Nelson's Ferry
Confidence level: 5