Fountain Inn in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cherokee Boundary (1767)
In 1766-67 S.C. & N.C. negotiated with the Cherokee to establish a boundary between Indian land to the west and new settlement to the east. This north-south line ran past this point to N.C. and on to Va. In S.C. it ran north from near present-day Honea Path, crossed the Reedy River near present-day Princeton, and ended at the S.C.-N.C. line.
The Cherokee ceded all land east of the 1767 line to the colonies of S.C. and N.C. In 1786, when S.C. created its first counties, the line from the Reedy River to the S.C.-N.C. line south of Tryon, N.C. was the boundary for Greenville County between both Spartanburg and Laurens Counties. In 1793 the Greenville boundary shifted east to accommodate new settlers south of the Enoree River.
Erected 2005 by Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 23-30.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 40.737′ N, 82° 12.321′ W. Marker is in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on McCarter Drive (State Highway 418) west of Interstate 385, on the right Click for map. This marker is located just right of stop sign after exiting 385 South toward Columbia. Marker is in this post office area: Fountain Inn SC 29644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles G. Garrett Interchange (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (approx. 1.1 miles away); Snow Campaign Chapter Marker (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eve (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mrs. Emmie Fulmer (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fountain Inn Veterans Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fountain Inn High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fountain Inn Rosenwald School (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fountain Inn.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Additional keywords. Cherokee, Boundary
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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