Coosawhatchie in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
(Back Side): Coosawatchie served as the capital of Beaufort District from 1789 to 1836, when a new courthouse was built in Gillisonville. In 1861-62 Gen. Robert E. Lee, commanding the Confederate Dept. of S.C. and Ga., had his headquarters here. In 1864, during the last months of the Civil War, several skirmishes were fought nearby. This has been a village of farmers and merchants ever since.
Erected 2001 by Citizens and Friends of Coosawhatchie. (Marker Number 27 18.)
Location. 32° 35.317′ N, 80° 55.65′ W. Marker is in Coosawhatchie, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is on South Carolina Route 462. Click for map. 1/4 mile off US 17 N, I-95 Interchange 28. Marker is in this post office area: Coosawhatchie SC 29912, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as Battle of Coosawhatchie (within shouting distance of this marker); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Battle of Pocotaligo (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gillisonville Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); " The Frampton Line " (approx. 4.4 miles away); Southern Live Oak Tree (approx. 4.4 miles away); Gillisonville (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Frampton Lines (approx. 5 miles away).
Regarding Coosawhatchie. Local landmarks include Coosawhatchie Church, Coosawhatchie School , Little Bees Creek, and Saint Paul's Church.
Coosawhatchie is a settlement is 487 miles from the US capital Washington, DC.
Also see . . . Expedition to Coosawhatchie. Account of one of the Civil War incidents that occurred nearby. (Submitted on December 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Nearby Gillisonville, mentioned on the marker, was among many communities to suffer with the passing of General Sherman's Army during the Carolinas Campaign. Every building except the Baptist Church and a single residential home were destroyed in 1865.
— Submitted December 18, 2007, by Craig Swain
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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