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Cayce in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Post at the Congarees

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, August 25, 2012
1. The Post at the Congarees Marker
Inscription. In 1175 the building upon the ground adjacent hereto was used as a store.

Upon the fall of Charles Town in 1780 the British seized the store, fortified it, and established here "The Post at the Congarees."

Attacked Feb. 19, 1781, by Gen. Sumter, who on the 21st, destroyed the magazine and supplies in sight of Rawdon's Army across the river, he having come from Camden to relieve the post.
Captured by Lee, May 15, 1781
Reoccupied by Rawdon, July 1, 1781
Reoccupied by Greene, July 4, 1781

Erected by William Capers Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Columbia, S.C. May 15, 1925
 
Erected 1925 by William Capers Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Columbia, S.C.
 
Location. 33° 58.179′ N, 81° 4.041′ W. Marker is in Cayce, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker can be reached from Morlaine Road. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Cayce Historical Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Cayce SC 29033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emily Geiger (a few steps from this marker); Old State Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War II Monument and Memorial
The Post at the Congarees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 25, 2012
2. The Post at the Congarees Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Guignard Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Cherokee Path (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Congaree Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shelling of Columbia (approx. 1.9 miles away); River Inn, c. 1740s (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cayce.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Stone at the base of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 25, 2012
3. Stone at the base of the marker
Moved from original site May 15, 1955
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 25, 2012
4. Overview
Cacye Historical Museum image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 25, 2012
5. Cacye Historical Museum
Marker can be seen under the tree on right side of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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