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Stono River Slave Rebellion Site

Rantowles, South Carolina
County of Charleston.
National Register Number: 74001840
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - battle site.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
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.


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