Stono Ferry Battlefield

Posted By Bill Payer on Aug 22, 2023 | 0 comments

The site of the Revolutionary War Stono Ferry Battlefield has been set aside for public preservation!

According to the August 22 Post & Courier….”Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust, and support from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program, about 20 acres near the Stono River across from Johns Island will become the latest site where the public will be able to consider an important piece of American history.

The latest purchase of 1.2 acres that closed in December 2022 was the last piece of the Stono Ferry puzzle. The Greenbelt program kicked in $750,000 to make it happen. Now the trust can create a masterplan that entails repairing a deep-water dock and creating walking paths and signage.”

A British map of Stono Ferry referencing the 1779 battle. S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust/Provided

To read the entire P&C article CLICK HERE. Non-subscribers will encounter a paywall.

For more on the battle check out Stono Ferry Battle Facts and Summary from the American Battlefield Trust.

You may also enjoy Battle of Stono Ferry: A Needless Clash of Arms from the Revolutionary War Journal.

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