Near Great Falls in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Fishing Creek
Erected 1974 by Chester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 34° 38.172′ N, 80° 54.27′ W. Marker is near Great Falls, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 21 and Waterview Drive, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 21. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Falls SC 29055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Creek Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Alexander's Old Fields (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle Of Beckhamville (approx. Home Site of Justice John Gaston (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 7.7 miles away); Catholic Presbyterian Church (approx. 8 miles away); Graveyard Of The Richmond Covenanter Church Reformed Presbyterian (approx. 9.3 miles away); Lancasterville Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fishing Creek. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Battle of Fishing Creek. The Battle of Fishing Creek, also called the Battle of Catawba Ford, was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on August 18, 1780, between American and British forces including the 71st Foot. It was fought near the junction of Fishing Creek and the Catawba River in South Carolina. British forces under Banastre Tarleton surprised the militia company of Thomas Sumter, killing a significant number, taking about 300 captives, and very nearly capturing Sumter, who some say was asleep at the time of the attack. (Submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,045 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.