Historic marker stolen from site

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The historic marker recognizing the accomplishments of Revolutionary War martyr Col. Isaac Hayne has disappeared from the historic site near Jacksonboro.

Hayne lived and is buried in Jacksonboro. He is recognized as an important figure during the last years of the American Revolution and when he was hanged by the British, became a martyr to the American cause. The Hayne cemetery and historic site is owned and protected by South Carolina Parks.

The large 42”x32” marker was posted on a seven-foot pole. These signs are expense to create costing over $2,000 just to be made. South Carolina Parks is hoping for the return of the sign since creating a new one is prohibitive.

A police report was made but no suspect or sign has been found. Officials are now asking for the community to be on the lookout for the historical marker and if they know where it is, ask that it be returned. The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society hosted a Facebook post that has been shared over 150 times and seen by over 24,000 people.

Information about the sign or its possible location can be sent via Facebook at Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society or call the office at 843-635-5206. The sign can also be returned to the Isaac Hayne Historic Site.

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