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Heath Springs in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Hanging Rock

 
 
Battle of Hanging Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
1. Battle of Hanging Rock Marker
Inscription. About 2.5 miles south is Hanging Rock, where Maj. Davie surprised a British force, Aug. 1, 1780, and killed or wounded most of them. There also, Aug. 6, 1780, Col. Hill, Col. Irwin, and Maj. Davie, all under Gen. Sumter, successfully attacked the Prince of Wales's American Regiment and detachments of the 63rd and of the 71st Infantries, under Maj. Carden.
 
Erected 1941 by Lancaster County. (Marker Number 29-1.)
 
Location. 34° 35.378′ N, 80° 40.476′ W. Marker is in Heath Springs, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street and South Main Street (South Carolina Route 15), on the left when traveling west on Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 South Main Street, Heath Springs SC 29058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims (approx. one mile away); James Ingram Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Battle Of The Hanging Rock (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D. (approx. 2 miles away); Stoneboro (approx.
Battle of Hanging Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
2. Battle of Hanging Rock Marker
4.9 miles away); Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock (approx. 5.1 miles away); Kershaw (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heath Springs.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Hanging Rock from myrevolutionarywar.com. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Hanging Rock image. Click for full size.
3. Hanging Rock
Hanging Rock image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 18, 2012
4. Hanging Rock
Panoramic view of hanging rock and area image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 18, 2012
5. Panoramic view of hanging rock and area
Site where apparently a marker/plaque was located image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 18, 2012
6. Site where apparently a marker/plaque was located
By other accounts there was a DAR marker at this site. Most likely it was here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 31, 2009.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 18, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the Daughters of American Revolution marker at Hanging Rock. • Can you help?
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