Stono River Slave Rebellion Site

Off U.S. 17 on W bank of Wallace River, Rantowles, South Carolina

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Description 

On September 9, 1739, approximately 51 escaped slaves attacked a warehouse located here, killing the guards and seizing the weapons stored within. The group, led by an Angolan called Jemmy, then set off for freedom in the Spanish Province of Florida, burning plantations and murdering all whites they encountered along the way. Their attempt was thwarted by a Colonial militia, which overtook the swelling band and killed or captured all involved with relative ease. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974
Reference number
74001840
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Battle site
Current function
Agricultural fields
Period of significance
1700-1749
Significant year
1739

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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