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Coosawhatchie in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)


Side 1 Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, November 15, 2007
1. Side 1
Inscription. (Front Side): Coosawhatchie,dating to the 1740s, was named for the Coosaw Tribe. At first it was little more than a store and inn built on the King's Highway by Henry De Saussure, a Huguenot settler from Purrysburg. By the 1760s, it was a regional trading post and crossroads. During the Revolution British troops burned most of the buildings and the nearby bridge in a 1779 raid.

(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
Side 2 Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, November 15, 2007
2. Side 2
Part of the Civil War "Frampton Lines"
the crow flies. 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.) 
Additional comments.
1. Gillisonville
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
Todays Railroad crossing Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, November 15, 2007
3. Todays Railroad crossing
This is the Hurricane evacuation Route, inland North and West for several thousand families in the lower section of the Lowcountry serving Jasper and Beaufort Counties
of Leesburg, Virginia.

Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
Coosawhatchie Baptist Church, Today Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, January 8, 2008
4. Coosawhatchie Baptist Church, Today
Old Coosawhatchie Baptist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Linda Hutton, circa 1950/1960
5. Old Coosawhatchie Baptist Church
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,576 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Linda Hutton of Germantown, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Coosawhatchie School , Little Bees Creek, and Saint Paul's Church. • Can you help?
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