Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Fort Moore (Reverse)



Marker ID: Mason 2-9
Location: At Savannah River on SC 28
County: Aiken
Coordinates: N 33° 26.359    W 081° 54.607
  33.43931666    -81.91011666
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Following the disastrous Yamasee War, Fort Moore, "the most important of South Carolina´s early forts," was constructed here in 1716 to protect the province from future attack and to guard the vital trading routes to the major southern Indians. It was garrisoned until 1766, when the growing settlement of Georgia made it no longer needed.

Erected by Andrews Masonic Lodge, Beech Island - 1985


Notes:

Two sided marker