Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Long Canes Massacre

Marker ID: SCHM 24-1
Location: SC 10, Troy, SC
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 33° 59.701    W 082° 20.368
  33.995017    -82.339467
Style: Free Standing **


Three miles west is the site of an attack by Cherokee Indians upon settlers of Long Canes in the Cherokee War of 1759-1761. There on February I, 1760, about one hundred fifty settlers, refugeeing to Augusta, were overtaken by 100 Cherokee warriors. Twenty-three victims left on the scene of action are buried there in one grave.

Erected by Abbeville District Historical Association, Town o/Troy, McCormick County Historical Commission - 1976


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Long Canes Massacre of 1760