Cantey's (Canty) Plantation.

What: Plantation, used as camp by Marion and Watson

Where: 33.536105,-80.157204

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:

    Nelson's Fy 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:
    • "Sumpter's" Plantation lies 355.9, 4.614 miles
    • Canty Plantation lies 56.8, 12.769 miles
    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.

  • 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".

  • RevWar75   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