Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: SCHM 12-5
Location: Intersection of us 21 and Road 327
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 47.646    W 080° 55.236
  34.7941    -80.9206
Style: Free Standing **


In The Revolution Thomas Sumter, William R. Davie, and Andrew Jackson all camped or quartered near here during up-country skirmishes after the fall of Charleston. The British General Cornwallis crossed here in Oct. 1780, on his way to Winnsborough after his plans to advance into N.C. were frustrated by Ferguson´s defeat at King´s Mountain.

Located about 4 mi. E, this ford, an early Indian crossing, was probably named for Thomas Land who received a nearby land grant from the Crown in 1755. Used by Patriot and British armies during the American Revolution. Later home of Wm. R. Davie, founder of University ofN.C. The 1823 Landsford Canal bears witness to S.C.´s first great period of public works.

Erected by Chester County Historical Society - 1975