Long Bluff

Darlington County Historical Marker

Marker ID: SCHM 16-3
Location: 101 N. Main St (#15)
City: Society Hill
County & State: Darlington County, South Carolina
Coordinates: N 34° 30′ 47.24″   W 79° 51′ 00.11″
Latitude

Longitude

34.513334299999997

-79.8499865

Erected by: Darlington County Historical Society in 1965.

Inscription:

Front: 

Long Bluff, 314 mile east on Great Pee Dee River, was the site of the first courthouse and jail for old Cheraws District in 1772. The town was known as Greeneville after the Revolution and remained the seat of justice until the formation of Darlington, Marlboro and Chesterfield Districts. Circuit courts and elections were conducted for a while longer.

Reverse:

At a Circuit Court held here on November 15, 1774, more than a year before the Declaration of Independence, the Grand Jury of Cheraws District denied the right of Parliament to levy taxes on them and declared themselves ready to defend with their lives and fortunes the right to obey only those laws made by their own elected representatives.


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