Brittons Neck, South Carolina

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Britton's Neck
Britton's Neck is located in South Carolina
Britton's Neck
Britton's Neck
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°54′46″N 79°20′29″W / 33.91278°N 79.34139°W / 33.91278; -79.34139Coordinates: 33°54′46″N 79°20′29″W / 33.91278°N 79.34139°W / 33.91278; -79.34139
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyMarion County
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29546
Area code(s)843
GNIS feature ID1231086[1]

Britton's Neck is an unincorporated community in Marion County, South Carolina, United States.[1] Brittons Neck is located in the southern part of Marion County on SC 908 south of Centenary and north of US 378. One of the oldest settlements in Marion County, Britton’s Neck lay between the Great and the Little Pee Dee Rivers extending northward from the mouth of the Little Pee Dee River. It was named for Francis, Timothy, Daniel, Moses, Joseph, and Philip Britton, who settled in the neck about 1735-1736. They were the sons of Francis Britton, who was in Carolina by 1697. Britton’s Ferry sat on the Great Pee Dee River at the Junction of the Williamsburg, Georgetown, and Marion County lines. The ferry was established by Francis Britton and two other commissioners under an Act of 1747. Britton’s Neck was the center of patriot sympathy during the American Revolution, making the ferry important to both sides.[2] Brittons Neck Elementary School is located near the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brittons Neck, South Carolina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Britton's Neck SC Historical Marker".

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