Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Boonesborough Township (1763)

Marker ID: Donalds Historical Society 1-9
Location: on W. Main Street (SC 184) south of Donalds.
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 22.315    W 082° 21.010
  34.37192    -82.35017
Style: Free Standing **


Surveyed in 1762 by Patrick Calhoun and named for Gov. Thomas Boone, this 20,500-acre township was one of four townships laid out west of Ninety-Six as a buffer between white and Cherokee lands. In 1763 Scots-Irish families began to settle in the area near Long Cane, Park´s and Chickasaw Creeks. The headwaters of Long Cane Creek are 500 feet south; the Cherokee Path crossed the township boundary one mile south.

Erected by the Donald’s Historical Society-I996