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Near Cassatt in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

West's Crossroads / Donald H. Holland House

 
 
West's Crossroads / Donald H. Holland House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
1. West's Crossroads / Donald H. Holland House Marker
Inscription. (Front): This crossroads, long owned by the West family, is the junction of the Georgetown and Porter Bridge Roads, both of which appear on Robert Mills's 1825 Atlas of S.C. In early 1865 opposing forces camped nearby as Gen. M.C. Butler's Confederates attempted to slow the advance of Gen. W.T. Sherman's Federals toward N.C., and fought a brief skirmish here on February 25th.

(Reverse):
The boyhood home of Donald H. Holland (b. 1928), Kershaw County lawyer and legislator, once stood 300 yds. E. Holland, a graduate of the University of South Carolina law school, served as a state representative 1951-54 and 1957-64, as a state highway commissioner 1964-68, and as a state senator 1969-present, serving as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee 1995-present.
 
Erected 2000 by Kershaw County Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-12.)
 
Location. 34° 23.13′ N, 80° 28.464′ W. Marker is near Cassatt, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Porter Road and Holland Road, on the left when traveling south on Porter Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cassatt SC 29032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured
West's Crossroads / Donald H. Holland House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
2. West's Crossroads / Donald H. Holland House Marker
Reverse side
as the crow flies. Midway High School (approx. 2.7 miles away); General Gate's Disgrace (approx. 7.8 miles away); Attack at Dawn (approx. 7.9 miles away); Shots in the Dark (approx. 7.9 miles away); All the King's Men (approx. 7.9 miles away); Panic and Valor (approx. 7.9 miles away); Meet the American Army of 1780 (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Road to Battle (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Civil War in South Carolina. Biographical sketch on General Butler (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. University of South Carolina School of Law. Short biography on Donald Holland. (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
West's Crossroads image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
3. West's Crossroads
M.C. Butler image. Click for full size.
4. M.C. Butler
William Tecumseh Sherman image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix
5. William Tecumseh Sherman
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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