Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Lindley's Fort

Marker ID: SCHM 30-8
Location: about 5 miles W of Laurens on SC 252, then left on Road 398 about 2 miles to the marker
County: Laurens
Coordinates: N 34° 27.667    W 082° 7.004
  34.46111666    -82.11673333
Style: Free Standing **


On July IS, 1776, a number of Indians and Tories attacked this frontier fort where area settlers had gathered for protection. Major Jonathan Downs, with a company of men, had arrived the previous evening & helped repulse the attack. This victory gave encouragement to the American cause locally. The site is located about 600 yds. south.

Erected by Laurens County Council and Laurens County Historical Society - 1990


Two sided - Jonathan Downs

Explore more:
South Carolina Department of Archives and History - Lindley's Fort Site

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