Historic Markers Across South Carolina

West's Crossroads / Donald H. Holland House

Marker ID: SCHM 28-12
Location: Intersection of Porter and Holland Rds., Cassat, SC
County: Kershaw
Coordinates: N 34° 23.13    W 080° 28.464
  34.3855    -80.4744
Style: Free Standing **


This crossroads, long owned by the West family, is the junction of the Georgetown and Porter Bridge Roads, both of which appear on Robert Mills´s 1825 Atlas of S.C. In early 1865 opposing forces camped nearby as Gen. M.C. Butler´s Confederates attempted to slow the advance of Gen. W.T. Sherman´s Federals toward N.C., and fought a brief skirmish here on February 25th.

The boyhood home of Donald H. Holland (b. 1928), Kershaw County lawyer and legislator, once stood 300 yds. E. Holland, a graduate of the University of South Carolina law school, served as a state representative 1951-54 and 1957-64, as a state highway commissioner 1964-68, and as a state senator 1969-present, serving as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee 1995-present.

Erected by the Kershaw County Historical Society, 2000