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Near Westminster in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument

 
 
Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument<br>Southwest View image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 18, 2013
1. Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument
Southwest View
Inscription.
Erected by members of
the Cleveland family in
S.C., Ga., & Tenn. in honor of
Col. Benjamin Cleveland
a hero of the Revolution
for American Independence
and one of the commanders
in the Battle of King's
Mountain.
1738 - 1806

 
Erected by Members of the Cleveland Family.
 
Location. 34° 36.783′ N, 83° 11.617′ W. Marker is near Westminster, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is at the intersection of Harbert Park Circle and Toccoa Highway (U.S. 123) on Harbert Park Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster SC 29693, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away in Georgia); Old Tugaloo Town (approx. 2.3 miles away in Georgia); Jarrett Manor (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Traveler's Rest (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Traveler's Rest State Historic Site (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Historic Traveler's Rest (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Westminster Confederate Monument
Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument<br>Northwest View image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 18, 2013
2. Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument
Northwest View
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Westminster World War I Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Westminster First Baptist Church World War I Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Westminster Depot (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Cleveland. Benjamin Cleveland (May 28, 1738 – 1806) was an American pioneer and soldier in North Carolina. He is best remembered for his service as a colonel in the North Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War, and in particular for his role in the American victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Benjamin Cleveland painting project headed by historian. The nation’s most respected tailor of 18th century authentic historic clothing recently visited Cleveland to discuss a project related to the city’s namesake. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Battle of Kings Mountain. The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 18, 2013
3. Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument
Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 18, 2013
4. Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument
Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 18, 2013
5. Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument
“Benjamin Cleveland’s War Prize”<br>by Don Troiani image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, 2012
6. “Benjamin Cleveland’s War Prize”
by Don Troiani
Cleveland is shown on the white horse. By the time of his death, Cleveland was unable to ride his horse. He had grown huge, weighing in at over 450 pounds.
Engraving depicting the death of British Major Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Alonzo Chappel & Charles Henry Jeens
7. Engraving depicting the death of British Major Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain
Nearby Madison Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 18, 2013
8. Nearby Madison Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 19, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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