Honea Path in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Treaty of DeWitt's Corner
In May 1777 a delegation of roughly 600 Cherokee and representatives from South Carolina and Georgia met near this spot to engage in negotiations that would end fighting in the Second Cherokee war, 1776-1777. On May 20, 1777 the parties signed the Treaty of DeWitt's Corner, which provided for an end to hostilities, prisoner returns, and large land concessions by the Lower Cherokee.
The territory ceded included present day Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens Counties. The warfare ended by the Treaty of DeWitt's Corner was part of the revolutionary struggle between Anderson patriots and their British and loyalist opponents. The powerful Native American nations of the southeast played an important role in the war and most sided with the British.
Erected 2015 by Abbeville County Visitor's Council. (Marker Number 01-20.)
Location. 34° 23.833′ N, 82° 26.567′ W. Marker is in Honea Path, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on Due West Road (State Highway 20) north of Brock Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honea Path SC 29654, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Barkers Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Callaham - Zachariah Carwile Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Southside Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); They Died for the Rights of the Working Man (approx. 4.3 miles away); David Greer, Sr. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Honea Path Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 4.5 miles away); Honea Path (approx. 4.5 miles away); Chiquola Baptist Church Bell (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Story of the Bell (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honea Path.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. DeWitt's Corner. 20 May 1777, Treaty ceding all land in SC except small strip in n.w. modern Oconee County. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Treaty of DeWitt's Corner. The Treaty of Dewitt’s Corner ended the Cherokee War of 1776-1777, which took place at the beginning of the American Revolution. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Cherokee War of 1776 (Second Cherokee War). The war pitted the Cherokee against armies, militia and (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.