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Ninety Six in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Blood Shed for Liberty

 
 
First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
1. First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate
The Cherokee Trail
Old Ninety Six
First White Settlement
and
First Court House in Upper S.C.
First Blood Shed for Liberty
in the State
Nov. 19, 1775
Erected by
Star Fort Chapter D.A.R.
1925

 
Erected 1925 by Star Fort Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1834.
 
Location. 34° 8.721′ N, 82° 1.459′ W. Marker is in Ninety Six, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is at the intersection of South Cambridge Street (State Highway 248) and Louden Road (State Highway 225), on the left when traveling south on South Cambridge
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Street. Marker is located south of the main entrance to Ninety Six National Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ninety Six SC 29666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninety Six National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lost Town of Cambridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninety Six National Historic Site / Greenwood County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monument to James Birmingham (about 400 feet away); James Birmingham (about 400 feet away); The Stockade Fort (about 400 feet away); Militiamen (about 400 feet away); Logan Log House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ninety Six.
 
More about this marker. This marker was erected nearly 50 years before the Ninety Six Park was opened. The history of this area was well known and well documented.
 
Also see . . .  Ninety Six National Historic Site. (Submitted on September 10, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Additional markers added to site
There are three additional markers added to the site, honoring the Patriot Col. James Mayson and his wife, Henrietta Heart. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor
First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, January 11, 2015
2. First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker
Left side inscription, which reads: Sacred to the memory of Henrietta, wife of James Mayson Who died September 1805 aged 45 years
   
    — Submitted January 11, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.
 
First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 5, 2008
3. First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker
First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, January 11, 2015
4. First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker
View from the road showing the additional markers now placed.
First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, January 11, 2015
5. First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker
Close up view of new markers now placed
First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, January 11, 2015
6. First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker
Close up of Middle marker, which reads: Colonel James Mayson Early American Jurist and Revolutionary Soldier and his wife Henrietta Heart were here reinterred by Star Fort Chapter, D.A. R. on July 7, 1934 Their remains were removed from the family cemetery, Glasgow Plantation on the Saluda River
First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, January 11, 2015
7. First Blood Shed for Liberty Marker
Right side marker inscription, which reads: Sacred to the memory of Col James Mayson Who died October 1799 Aged 66 years
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 10, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on January 11, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   3. submitted on September 10, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 11, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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