Near Bullock Creek in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Col. Edward Lacey (1742-1813), prominent officer in the American Revolution in the S.C. backcountry, occupied this hill west of Turkey Creek in the late summer of 1780. Lacey, who commanded S.C. militiamen in the battles of Rocky Mount, Cary's Fort, Hanging Rock, and Fishing Creek in July and August, built a 15-ft. log stockade near this site.
The fort here was sometimes called "Liberty Hill" by patriots but "Patriot's Folly" by Loyalists. It was occupied by S.C. militiamen under Cols. Edward Lacey and William Hill after they participated in the American victory at Kings Mountain 7 October 1780. Gen. Charles Cornwallis, commanding British forces in the South, later camped here briefly in January 1781.
Erected 2001 by York County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 46-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, York County Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 51.42′ N, 81° 20.88′ W. Marker is near Bullock Creek, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of West McConnell's Highway (State Highway 322) and Blanton Road, on the left when traveling east on West Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon SC 29742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blairsville Schools (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bullock Creek Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dickey - Sherer House (approx. 4 miles away); First National Bank of Sharon (approx. 6˝ miles away); Town of Sharon / Sharon (approx. 6.6 miles away); Town of Sharon Stone Marker (approx. 6.6 miles away); McConnells (approx. 6.9 miles away); “Thirteen Original Colonies Bicentennial Covered Wagon Train” (approx. 7 miles away); Hickory Grove Schools (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Lacey's Fort by Michael C. Scoggins, York County Historical Center, July 2002. Lacey’s Fort was constructed by Col. Edward Lacey of Chester County in 1780 near Quinn’s Road on Turkey Creek, in southwestern York County. (Submitted on January 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. General Edward Lacey. Gen. Edward Lacey served the new American republic throughout the Revolutionary War in South Carolina, and it may be said that without his courageous effort, the Battle (Submitted on January 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Battle of Rocky Mount. The Battle of Rocky Mount took place on August 1, 1780 as part of the American War of Independence. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. The Battle of Rocky Mount. After the American victory at the Battle of Williamson's Plantation, American patriots of the Catawba District soon became encouraged by this success and decided to head to Lt. Col. Thomas Sumter's standard. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. The Skirmish at Cary's Fort. Brig. Gen. Thomas Sumter got the approval from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates for a secondary effort against the British line of communications between Camden and Charleston. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
6. Battle of Hanging Rock. The Battle of Hanging Rock (August 6, 1780) was a battle in the Revolutionary War that occurred between the American Colonies and the British. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
7. The Battle of Hanging Rock. After making plans and arrangements on the 5th, Sumter with 300, mostly mounted, men under Col. William Hill, Maj. Richard Winn, Capt. Edward Lacey, and Capt. John McClure and about 500 North Carolina (mostly Mecklenburg) militia under Col. Robert Irwin, which included some 80 cavalry and mounted militia under Maj. William Richardson Davie, moved to attack the British post at Hanging Rock. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
8. Battle of Fishing Creek. The Battle of Fishing Creek, also called War on Sugar Creek, was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on August 18, 1780, between American and British forces including the 71st Foot. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
9. The Battle of Fishing Creek. On August 16, after the Battle of Camden, Capt. Nathaniel Martin and a couple of dragoons were sent to warn Col. Thomas Sumter of the American loss and to appoint a rendezvous near Charlotte. (Submitted on January 6, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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