Andrew Hunter Historical Marker
Historical Marker for Andrew Hunter
Backstory and Context
Andrew Hunter (d. 1823), planter, state representative and county official, is buried in the Hunter family cemetery about 400 ft. south. During the American Revolution he ran a grist mill several miles south on High Hill Creek, supplying meal and corn to the Patriots in the Southern Department. He also served as a scout in the state militia under Gen. Francis Marion.
In 1782 Hunter, scouting in N.C., was captured by Col. David Fanning, a prominent Loyalist. He escaped on Fanning´s horse, taking his saddle, holsters, pistols, and papers. After the war he represented St. David´s Parish (1787-88) and Darlington County (1796-97) in the S.C. House of Representatives and served on commissions for roads, navigation, and a new courthouse and jail.