Near Clemson in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle Of Seneca Town / Fort Rutledge
The Battle of Seneca Town
Seneca Town, on the Seneca River E of present-day Seneca, was one of several Cherokee “Lower Towns.” On August 1, 1776, Maj. Andrew Williamson’s S.C. militia, on a raid against these towns, was ambushed by Loyalists and Cherokees nearby. The eventual Patriot victory was also notable for the death of Francis Salvador, the first Jewish Patriot killed during the Revolution.
Erected 2007 by City of Clemson and Clemson University. (Marker Number 39-13.)
Location. 34° 40′ N, 82° 50.7′ W. Marker is near Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker can be reached from Dyke Road west of Touch for map. Marker is located on the top of an earthen dike on the banks of the Seneca River (Lake Hartwell) near the Madren Conference Center on Clemson University campus. Marker is in this post office area: Clemson SC 29631, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Rutledge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Asbury F. Lever (approx. 0.7 miles away); Calhoun Plantation Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hopewell Treaty Site (approx. ¾ mile away); Hopewell, Keowee (approx. ¾ mile away); William Maxwell Poe Plaza (approx. 0.9 miles away); Howard's Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Memorial Park / The Scroll of Honor (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clemson.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2011, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2011, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 13, 2011, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.