Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Alexander's Old Fields

Marker ID: SCHM 12-6
Location: Intersection of SC 99 and SC 97, about 3 miles N of Great Falls
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 35.437    W 080° 55.200
  34.590617    -80.92
Style: Free Standing **


The skirmish that took place here at Alexander´s Old Fields, now Beckhamville, on June 6, 1780, was the first victory for S.c. Patriots after the fall of Charleston. A band of Whigs under the command of Captain John McClure attacked and routed an assembly of Loyalists. The victory helped solidify resistance to the Crown in this up country area.

Erected by Chester County Historical Society - 1976