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Near Clinton in Laurens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Summer Camp

 
 
Summer Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 7, 2008
1. Summer Camp Marker
Inscription. Even though Edward Musgrove chose to stay neutral in the Revolutionary War, his property was desirable real estate for the British. The ford across the Enoree River could provide a known crossing, the grist mill on the property could provide food for hungry soldiers, and its location provided a convenient and recognizable gathering place for the British. In an effort to gain control of communication and transportation throughout the backcountry, the British took control of the ford and the mill, setting up camp around Edward's home.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 35.581′ N, 81° 51.179′ W. Marker is near Clinton, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is on Musgrove Mill Road (State Park Road) half a mile north of State Highway 56, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, south of the Enoree River. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton SC 29325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. No Rest for the Weary (here,
Summer Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 7, 2008
2. Summer Camp Marker
Close up of marker text.
next to this marker); Musgrove Mill State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Where There's a Mill... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Patriot in Petticoats" (about 600 feet away); Battle of Musgrove Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ford Country (approx. 0.2 miles away); Into the Backcountry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Americans in British Uniform (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Band of Brothers (approx. 0.3 miles away); True to Their King (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
More about this marker. The illustration in the upper left of the marker shows tents set up for camp. The illustration is provided for the marker courtesy of the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center Commissioned
Summer Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 7, 2008
3. Summer Camp Marker
Close up of map on marker. The caption reads:
1825 view of the Enoree River showing Musgrove’s ford. Gordon’s Mill Falls, located on the south side of the river, was originally Musgrove’s Mill.
Source:
Robert Mills’ Atlas of South Carolina, Laurens District.
Art Collection. Text the bottom left of the marker references the illustration with the following remark: "As early as August 8, 1780, the British were sending their wounded to the home of Edward Musgrove, and by August 10, a camp had been established there. Scenes like these tents (above) would have been covering the grounds around the home of Edward Musgrove on the morning of the battle."
 
Also see . . .
1. Musgrove Mill State Historic Site. (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill. (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Musgrove's Mill Historic Battle Site. The battle of Musgrove’s Mill, fought on August 18, 1780, was an early American victory in the South during the Revolution. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
Musgrove Mill Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 22, 2008
4. Musgrove Mill Visitor Center
Center Hours: 1pm-5pm M-F, 10am-5pm Sa-Su.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   4. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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