Whites Bridge.

What: 11 Nov 1780, Col. Marion vs. Capt. Lewis, skirmish at White's Plantation

Where: 33.38745,-79.31494

Maps: [map notes]


  • William Dobien James, Life of Francis Marion. Project Gutenburg. Search for white's bay. Biblio.
    "Three miles from the town there is a swamp called White's bay,* which discharges itself by two mouths, the one into Black river, the other into Sampit, thus insulating the town. Over the one, which empties itself into Sampit, there is a bridge, two miles from Georgetown, called White's bridge. Back of these swamps, Gen. Marion took his stand, near a place called the Camp, above the bridge. ..."
    * Inland swamps in the lower and middle country are called ~Bays~, from their natural growth, which is the ~bay~ tree, a name sufficiently appropriate.

  • NBBAS:Two, p.362. "...moved across the swamp at White's Bay...across White's Bridge...At White's Plantation"

  • Sherman's Calendar.... Search for white's plantation. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • Mills Georgetown 1820 snippet:

    White's Br.

This stream is the only available dumping into the Sampit River and 2 miles from historic Georgetown. On the 1820 Mills map, the swamp appears to extend from the Sampit River to the Black River. Note on the modern topo maps that the stream is named Whites Creek.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75 Listing for listing. 11/15/1780 White's Plantation (Alston's Plantation)

    Related sites: Allston's Plantation, Georgetown, "The Camp"

    Confidence level: 3