Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle Of Beckhamville May 1780

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Location: at the intersection of State Highway 97 and State Highway 99, Beckhamville, SC
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 35.424    W 080° 55.194
  34.5904    -80.9199


British under Houseman surprised and
defeated by band of 33 patriots under
Capt. John McLure with 9 Gaston
brothers and neighbors, who struck
first blow for liberty and resisted
attempt to subject people to oath of
allegiance to king.

Erected 1942 by Citizens of Chester County and
Mary Adair Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.