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Near Clemson in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Battle Of Seneca Town / Fort Rutledge

 
 
The Battle Of Seneca Town Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 12, 2011
1. The Battle Of Seneca Town Marker (front)
Inscription.
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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.
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Fort Rutledge
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In September 1776, soon after the Battle of Temassee in present-day Oconee County, Williamson returned to build a log fort nearby which he named Fort Rutledge in honor of John Rutledge, President of S.C. The fort and its 300-man garrison surrendered to Loyalists in 1780. The concrete block monument was built in 1908 by Clemson College for the Daughters of the American 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
Fort Rutledge Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 12, 2011
2. Fort Rutledge Marker (reverse)
Madren Center Drive. 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, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker and Sign to Fort Rutledge Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 12, 2011
3. Marker and Sign to Fort Rutledge Monument
Foot Trail to Fort Rutledge Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 12, 2011
4. Foot Trail to Fort Rutledge Monument
(Beware of Toxicodendron Radicans)
Fort Rutledge Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 12, 2011
5. Fort Rutledge Monument
Fort Rutledge Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 12, 2011
6. Fort Rutledge Monument (front)
Fort Rutledge Monument Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 12, 2011
7. Fort Rutledge Monument Plaque
 
 
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 1,227 times since then and 130 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.
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