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Cross in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas Sumter's Store

 
 
Thomas Sumter's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Thomas Sumter's Store Marker
Inscription. About 1765-1767 Thomas Sumter, future hero of the American Revolution, kept a country store near this spot where the stream of colonial traffic to the Up Country divided in the fork where the Nelson's Ferry Road branched off from the Road to Congarees.
 
Erected 1963 by Cross Community Development Club. (Marker Number 8-15.)
 
Location. 33° 22.641′ N, 80° 13.309′ W. Marker is in Cross, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker can be reached from Old Number Six Highway (State Highway 6 / 45) near Nicholas Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cross SC 29436, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berkeley County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Eutaw Springs (approx. 4.9 miles away); Eutaw Springs Battlefield Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battle of Eutaw (approx. 4.9 miles away); Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton (approx. 4.9 miles away); Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Thomas Sumter's Store Marker, looking west along Old Number Six Hwy (SC-6, SC-45) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
2. Thomas Sumter's Store Marker, looking west along Old Number Six Hwy (SC-6, SC-45)

1. The Last Surviving General of the Revolution: by Erin Wood. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Thomas Sumter, Wikipedia entry. Due to his wealth and the respect in the community, he was able to form a local militia group. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Thomas Sumter's Store Marker, near Nicholas Drive image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
3. Thomas Sumter's Store Marker, near Nicholas Drive
Thomas Sumter image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. Thomas Sumter
earned such respect from the community that he was made a justice of the peace in 1766.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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