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Beckhamville in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alexander's Old Fields
 
Alexander's Old Fields Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
1. Alexander's Old Fields Marker
 
Inscription.
The skirmish which took place here at Alexander's Old Fields, now Beckhamville, on June 6, 1780, was the first victory for S.C. Patriots after the fall of Charleston. A band of Whigs under the command of Captain John McClure attacked and routed an assembly of Loyalist. The victory helped solidify resistance to the Crown in this up country area.
 
Erected 1978 by Chester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-6.)
 
Location. 34° 35.43′ N, 80° 55.2′ W. Marker is in Beckhamville, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Falls Highway (State Highway 97) and Chester Avenue (State Highway 99), on the left when traveling east on Great Falls Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Falls SC 29055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Of Beckhamville (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Fishing Creek (approx. 3.3 miles away); Camp Creek Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Graveyard Of The Richmond Covenanter Church Reformed Presbyterian (approx. 6.7 miles away); Catholic Presbyterian Church (approx. 7 miles away); Home Site of Justice John Gaston (approx. 7.3 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 8.1 miles away); Warrenton Muster Ground (approx. 9.8 miles away); Peay's Ferry / Peay's Ferry Road (approx. 10.5 miles away); Mount Olivet Church (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beckhamville.
 
Fields around marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, November 20, 2008
2. Fields around marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Beckhamville. The re-enactment of the Battle of Beckhamville takes place on the original battlefield. (Submitted on December 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Battle of Beckhamville Brings History to Life. If a picture is worth a thousand words, re-enactments are living history books. (Submitted on December 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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