Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Home Site Of Justice John Gaston

Marker ID: SCHM 12-4
Location: SC 9, just Waf bridge over Fishing Creek
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 41.566    W 080° 57.084
  34.69276666    -80.9514
Style: Free Standing **


Two miles south, at Cedar Shoals on the south side of Fishing Creek, was the home of John Gaston, Esq., justice of the peace under both the royal and state governments. Though advanced in years, he was the leading spirit in arousing resistance to the British in this area. All nine of his sons fought for freedom; four died in service.

Erected by Chester County Historical Society - 1974