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

Where There's a Mill...

 
 
Where There's a Mill... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 22, 2008
1. Where There's a Mill... Marker
Inscription.
In the years before the American Revolution, Edward Musgrove saw his land as the perfect location for a gristmill. The nearby Enoree River provided power for the mill, and demand was high among Backcountry residents for means to grind their crops without having to make a trip that could take days to complete.

The British, however, also became interested in Musgrove's Mill. To them, the mill was a good central point for the movement of supplies, and its location at a river ford meant the British could establish control over transportation and communication in the region.
 
Erected by South Carolina Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 35.633′ N, 81° 51.2′ W. Marker is in Clinton, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker can be reached from Musgrove Mill Road (State Park Road), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located near the southern shore of the nearby 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 ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Summer Camp ( about 300 feet away); Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
Where There's a Mill... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 22, 2008
2. Where There's a Mill... Marker
( about 600 feet away); "Patriot in Petticoats" ( about 700 feet away); Ford Country ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Musgrove Mill ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Into the Backcountry ( approx. mile away); Americans in British Uniform ( approx. 0.3 miles away); A Band of Brothers ( approx. 0.3 miles away); True to Their King ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Enoree River Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 22, 2008
3. Enoree River Looking East
Enoree River Looking West from Bridge Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 22, 2008
4. Enoree River Looking West from Bridge Ruins
Ruins of a Bridge Which Once Crossed the Enoree River image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 22, 2008
5. Ruins of a Bridge Which Once Crossed the Enoree River
Enoree Bridge South Support Wall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 22, 2008
6. Enoree Bridge South Support Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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