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Cayce in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Congaree Fort

 
 
Congaree Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Congaree Fort Marker
Inscription. In 1718, at a site 2.7 miles east, near the place where the Cherokee Path crossed Congaree Creek, the first frontier outpost in central South Carolina was established under the command of Captain Charles Russell. The fort was abandoned in 1722, but the trading factory was soon revived as a private venture by Thomas Brown, an Indian trader.
 
Erected 1958 by South Carolina Society Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 32-1.)
 
Location. 33° 56.226′ N, 81° 4.632′ W. Marker is in Cayce, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on Charleston Highway (U.S. 176/321) near Between Dixiana Road and Old Dunbar Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located north of I-26 Exit 116, near Congaree Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Cayce SC 29033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Moore (approx. 2.3 miles away); Emily Geiger (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Post at the Congarees (approx. 2.3 miles away); Springdale (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Congaree Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away);
Congaree Fort Marker, looking northbound along Charleston Hwy (US 176, US 321, US 21) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
2. Congaree Fort Marker, looking northbound along Charleston Hwy (US 176, US 321, US 21)
The Doolittle Raiders (approx. 3 miles away); Columbia Army Air Base / The Doolittle Raiders (approx. 3 miles away); 319th Bombardment Group (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cayce.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Congaree Fort Marker Looking southbound along Charleston Hwy image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
3. Congaree Fort Marker Looking southbound along Charleston Hwy
I-26, Interchange 116 seen in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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