North Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Windsor Hill Plantation
General William Moultrie
General William Moultrie was born in Charleston in 1731, and entered the Continental Army at the start of the Revolution. His military history was impressive; he was made Brigadier General following his brilliant defense of Charleston against the British fleet on June 28th, 1776. It was this event, neglected in American History, that, when reported to Continental Congress on July 19, 1776, gave heart to those forefathers of the nation to sign and ratify a document that had lain dormant since first adopted 15 days earlier - the Declaration of Independence. General Moultrie again defeated the British at Beaufort, South Carolina.
When Charleston fell to the British in 1780, he was taken prisoner, to later be exchanged for a distinguished British General, John Burgoyne.
General Moultrie received many recognitions during his military career, among them being the re-naming of Fort Sullivan to Fort Moultrie. He was elected Governor of South Carolina in 1785, and again in 1789.
When he died, on September 27, 1805, he was buried in the family
Erected by Windsor Hill Plantation.
Location. 32° 55.437′ N, 80° 5.366′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate Road and Windsor Hill Blvd, on the right when traveling west on Ashley Phosphate Road. Click for map. At the entrance to Windsor Hill Plantation (Community). Marker is in this post office area: North Charleston SC 29420, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Windsor Hill Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Archdale Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Middleton Place / Arthur Middleton (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Rev. John G. Drayton (approx. 3.5 miles away); Steepbrook Plantation Magnolia Plantation (approx. 3.6 miles away); Royal Judge John Drayton (approx. 3.6 miles away); French Botanical Garden (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Charleston.
Regarding Windsor Hill Plantation. In the vernacular of this region, "plantation", today, often means a "housing community", and applies in this case as well.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.