Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Fort Pickens

Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Washington Street (South Carolina Route 203) on Cambridge Street, Abbeville, SC
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 10.967    W 082° 22.417
  34.18278333    -82.37361666
Style: Mounted **


This stone
marks the place
where, in 1767,
Gen. Andrew Pickens
built a
Block House
as a place of refuge
against the Indians.
It was used as a fort
during the
Revolutionary War
and was known as
Fort Pickens.

Erected by Alexander Hamilton Chapter, D.A.R. 1922