Fort Watson
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member electrical_chris
N 33° 32.336 W 080° 26.203
17S E 552298 N 3711178
Historical marker located in Summerton, SC.
Waymark Code: WM182JD
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 05/17/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member BIO-HAZRD
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The first post in S. C. retaken from the British, the stockade fort on this old Indian mound had controlled the road from Charleston to Camden as well as the Santee River. On April 15, 1781, Gen. Francis Marion and Lt. Col. Henry Lee encircled it with troops while Major Hezekiah Maham built a log tower whose fire could command it. On April 23, the Americans undermined the works and forced its surrender.
Marker Name: Fort Watson

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Fort

Marker number: 14-1

County: Clarendon

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