Abbeville in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
marks the place
where, in 1767,
Gen. Andrew Pickens
as a place of refuge
against the Indians.
It was used as a fort
and was known as
Erected 1922 by Alexander Hamilton Chapter, D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1767.
Location. 34° 10.967′ N, 82° 22.417′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Washington Street (South Carolina Highway 203) on Cambridge Street. Marker is located near the Little River Electric Co-op Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Cambridge Street, Abbeville SC 29620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Block House/Fort Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); First Secession Meeting BoulderSecession Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Secession Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry McNeal Turner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marie Cromer Seigler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conservation Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Water Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clarence E. Pressley (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Secession Meeting Columns (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Pickens. Andrew Pickens (September 13, 1739 – August 11, 1817) was a militia leader in the American Revolution and a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina. (Submitted on May 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Fort Pickens (Florida). Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. (Submitted on May 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Andrew Pickens, (grandfather of Francis Wilkinson Pickens), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Paxton, Bucks County, Pa., September 13, 1739; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to the Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina in 1752; served in the provincial militia in the campaign against the Cherokee Indians in 1760; entered the Revolutionary Army as captain of militia and attained the rank of brigadier general; commanded an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1782; member of the state house of representatives 1781-1794; one of the commissioners named to settle the boundary line between South Carolina and Georgia in 1787; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); appointed major general of militia in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1797; member of the state house of representatives 1800-1812; declined the nomination for governor in 1812; died in Tomassee, Pendleton District, S.C., August 11, 1817; interment in Old Stone Churchyard, near Pendleton, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
— Submitted May 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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