Near Enoree in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road
When Patriot forces headed south from the Broad River toward Musgrove's Ford, they stayed off the main road to avoid detection in a region controlled by Loyalists. Finally, rejoining the road near here, the Americans tried to spy on the enemy encamped along the Enoree's south bank.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is August 19, 1780.
Location. 34° 35.898′ N, 81° 51′ W. Marker is near Enoree, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from Horseshoe Falls Road (Route S-42-10) 1.4 miles south of South Carolina Highway 56, on the left when traveling south. This marker is one of a series along the Musgrove Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Enoree SC 29335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inman's Men Bait the Trap (within shouting distance of this marker); In Hot Pursuit (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winning the Battle & the War (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Bad Situation Gets Worse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Americans in British Uniform (approx. 0.2 miles away); True to Their King (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Trap Is Sprung (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Enemy Within (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enoree.
More about this marker. At this marker, the first in the loop section, the Battlefield Trail begins to run roughly parallel to State Route 56 from which traffic is occasionally visible.
Regarding A Rare Glimpse of a Crucial Road. On the right side, a faded map shows the river system in this area with a few structures beside them. "This circa 1780 hand-drawn map shows the wagon road running from the Enoree River to the Broad River. Notice the Musgrove House shown beside the Enoree." — Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2016, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.