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Near Greer in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Woods Fort

 
 
Woods Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., August 17, 2008
1. Woods Fort Marker
Inscription.
1775
Near this site stood
Woods Fort
A refuge for women
and children from the
Cherokee Indians

 
Erected 1936 by Joyce Scott Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 58.288′ N, 82° 11.962′ W. Marker is near Greer, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Gap Creek Road (State Highway 908) and State Highway 357, on the right when traveling west on Gap Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greer SC 29651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Indian Boundary Line (approx. 2.6 miles away); 101 Trade Street (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tribute to Greer Firefighters (approx. 2.8 miles away); Spring-Wood Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stone Mortar
Woods Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., August 17, 2008
2. Woods Fort Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (approx. 3 miles away); All Wars Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Greer Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greer.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Site of Woods Fort
Almost on the "Old Boundary Line" [1] separating Cherokee territory from that ceded to Governor Glen in 1755. The fort was used as a place of refuge from Indians. Tradition says that a Mrs. Thompson who was scalped in an Indian attack escaped to the fort and recovered. (Source: South Carolina: A Guide to the Palmetto State by the Federal Writers Project, pg 351.)

[1] The current Greenville/Spartanburg County line.
    — Submitted February 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Woods Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 17, 2011
3. Woods Fort Marker
Intersection of SC 357 and South 908 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 17, 2011
4. Intersection of SC 357 and South 908
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,754 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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