Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Steen Family Cemetery

Marker ID: SCHM 11-10
Location: El Bethel Rd. at Thicketty Creek, Gaffney, SC
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 34° 56.053    W 081° 35.467
  34.93421666    -81.59111666
Style: Free Standing **


The family cemetery of Lt. Col. James Steen (d. 1781), S.C. militia officer during the American Revolution, is on his plantation nearby, along Thicketty Creek. Steen, who commanded units in several campaigns from 1775 to 1781, was killed in 1781 while attempting to arrest a Loyalist in N.C.

Erected by the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., 2011