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Batesburg-Leesville in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lee's Tavern Site

 
 
Lee's Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Lee's Tavern Site Marker
Inscription.  Mills's Atlas of 1825 shows this site on the Augusta-Columbia road as the location of John W. Lee's Stage Tavern. According to local tradition, this vicinity was the probable site of President George Washington's breakfast stop on May 22, 1791. The Town of Leesville derives its name from the family of John W. Lee, who were early settlers of this area.
 
Erected 1970 by Lexington County Historical Society. (Marker Number 32-9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1812.
 
Location. 33° 54.65′ N, 81° 31.65′ W. Marker is in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Columbia Avenue and Trackside Court (U.S. 1) on East Columbia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 East Columbia Avenue, Leesville SC 29070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Batesburg-Leesville High School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the "Swamp Rabbit" Bridge / The Swamp Rabbit (approx.
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0.4 miles away); Hartley House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blinding of Isaac Woodard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Batesburg Institute (approx. 1.4 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 4.1 miles away); Pinarea / Quattlebaum Sawmill, Flour Mill, and Rifle Factory (approx. 6.1 miles away); Jacob Odom House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Delmar School (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Delmar School (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batesburg-Leesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. Official website of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Leesville, South Carolina. Batesburg-Leesville is a town in Lexington and Saluda counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Lee's Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
2. Lee's Tavern Site Marker
Lee's Tavern Site Marker, looking west along Columbia Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
3. Lee's Tavern Site Marker, looking west along Columbia Avenue
Lee's Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
4. Lee's Tavern Site Marker
Lee's Tavern Site Marker -<br>Looking West Along East Columbia Avenue (US 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
5. Lee's Tavern Site Marker -
Looking West Along East Columbia Avenue (US 1)
Lee's Tavern Site Marker, looking east along Columbia Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
6. Lee's Tavern Site Marker, looking east along Columbia Avenue
Lee's Tavern Site -<br>Mills Atlas of 1825 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mill's Atlas of 1825, 1825
7. Lee's Tavern Site -
Mills Atlas of 1825
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2024. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,149 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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