SC History Trail

Britton's Neck and Britton's Ferry

One of the earliest regions to be settled by English colonists, Britton's Neck and nearby Britton's Ferry was a center of Patriot sentiment during the American Revolution. The ferry that operated on the Pee Dee River was one of the first in northeastern South Carolina.


Britton's Neck and Britton's Ferry
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Site Description
The Britton's Neck community and nearby Britton's Ferry were established by Francis Britton Junior and other members of the Britton family in approximately 1735. Francis Britton was the son of Francis Britton Senior who settled in the English Colony of South Carolina in the 1690s, becoming one of South Carolina's earliest colonists.

Britton's Ferry, on the Pee Dee River, was established by Francis Britton Junior in 1747. The Britton's Neck community is one of the oldest settled regions in northeastern South Carolina, and was a hotbed of Patriot sympathizers during the Revolutionary War. A historical marker denoting the historical significance of the community and the nearby ferry is located adjacent to U.S. 378, approximately 15 miles west of Conway.
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