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Near Fort Lawn in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Landsford / Landsford In The Revolution

 
 
Landsford / Landsford In The Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
1. Landsford / Landsford In The Revolution Marker
Front Side
Inscription. [Front Side]
Located about 4 mi. E., this ford, an early Indian crossing, was probably named for Thomas Land who received a nearby land grant from the Crown in 1775. Used by Patriot and British armies during the American Revolution. Later home of Wm. R. Davie, founder of University of N.C. The 1823 Landsford Canal bears witness to S.C.'s first great period of public works.

[Reverse Side]
Thomas Sumter, William R. Davie, and Andrew Jackson all camped or quartered near here during up-country skirmishes after the fall of Charleston. The British General Cornwallis crossed here in Oct. 1780, on his way to Winnsborough after his plans to advance into N.C. were frustrated by Ferguson's defeat at King's Mountain.
 
Erected 1975 by Chester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-5.)
 
Location. 34° 47.646′ N, 80° 55.236′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawn, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Catawba River Road (U.S. 21) and Landsford Road (State Highway 843), on the right when traveling north on Catawba River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lawn SC 29714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
Landsford / Landsford In The Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
2. Landsford / Landsford In The Revolution Marker
Reverse Side
, measured as the crow flies. Landsford Canal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to Landsford Canal State Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Dam (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Guardlock (approx. 2.3 miles away); Landsford Canal State Park Trails (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View (approx. 2.4 miles away); Footbridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Culvert (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lawn.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Catawba River image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
3. Catawba River
Landsford Canal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
4. Landsford Canal
Foot Bridge over Landsford Canal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
5. Foot Bridge over Landsford Canal
This bridge follows part of the old Indian Path.
Landsford Canal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
6. Landsford Canal
Thomas Sumter image. Click for full size.
circa 1790
7. Thomas Sumter
Andrew Jackson image. Click for full size.
circa 1800s
8. Andrew Jackson
William Davie image. Click for full size.
circa 1800s
9. William Davie
Lord Cornwallis image. Click for full size.
circa late 1700s
10. Lord Cornwallis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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