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Near Fort Lawn in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home Site of Justice John Gaston

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
1. Home Site of Justice John Gaston Marker
Inscription. Two miles south, at Cedar Shoals on the south side of Fishing Creek, was the home of John Gaston, Esq., Justice of the Peace under both the Royal and State governments. Though advanced in years, he was the leading spirit in arousing resistance to the British in this area. All nine of his sons fought for freedom; four died in service.
 
Erected 1974 by Chester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-4.)
 
Location. 34° 41.562′ N, 80° 57.072′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawn, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 9 and Morrison Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 9. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lawn SC 29714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Fishing Creek (approx. 4.7 miles away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mill Complex (approx. 7.2 miles away); Landsford / Landsford In The Revolution (approx. 7.2 miles away); Alexander's Old Fields (approx. 7.3 miles away); Battle Of Beckhamville
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
2. Home Site of Justice John Gaston Marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); The Canal Bed (approx. 7.3 miles away); Culvert (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lawn.
 
Regarding Home Site of Justice John Gaston. The Gaston home was burned to the ground during the Revolution by British forces under Tarleton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Early Gaston Lineage. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Roots and Recall: Justice John Gaston Home Site. (Submitted on May 29, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Find-a-grave: John Gaston Jr. John Gaston, II was born Cloughwater, County Antrim, Ireland on the 24th of June 1745. He was the forth of twelve children of Justice John Gaston and Esther (née Waugh) Gaston. (Submitted on May 29, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
3. Home Site of Justice John Gaston Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,073 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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