Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Great Cane Brake

Marker ID: DAR 23-3
Location: Intersection of SC 418 and road 55 (about 4.5 miles S of Simpsonville); from this intersection, travel almost 2 miles SW on 418, then right on an unnumbered secondary road; it is about 0.7 mile to the marker.
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 39.826    W 082° 17.69
  34.663761    -82.294828
Style: Free Standing **


Battle of Great Cane Brake

Here along the south side of the creek to Reedy River was fought, Dec. 22, 1775, the Battle of Great Cane Break, between a force of South Carolinians under Colonel William Thompson and a band of Tories under Patrick Cuningham. The Tories were completely routed and Cuningham himself narrowly escaped.

Behethland Butler Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1941


More Information:

American Revolution: Battle of Great Cane Break 1775

Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC