Near Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Road to Battle
The road began in Philadelphia, carrying Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish and Moravians westward and then down the Shenandoah Valley and across North Carolina.
In South Carolina, it divided into an eastern fork that passed through Camden and a western fork that continued into Georgia.
It was the interstate highway of its day, and in August 1780, the Great Wagon Road led to battle as two armies unwittingly converged here on a moonlit night.
Erected by The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. (Marker Number 1.)
Location. 34° 21.416′ N, 80° 36.577′ W. Marker is near Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Flat Rock Road (State Highway 58). Touch for map. 6.2 miles North of Camden off US 521 and 601 on SC 58. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panic and Valor (within shouting distance of this marker); Defeat in the Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meet the American Army of 1780 Camden Battlefield (about 600 feet away); Pursued Beyond the Battlefield (about 700 feet away); Driven from the Field (about 700 feet away); Battle of Camden (about 800 feet away); Baron DeKalb (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
More about this marker. This marker is part of an interpretive trail series at the Battle of Camden National Historic Landmark
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.