Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Congaree Fort

Marker ID: SCHM 32-1
Location: US 21 near Congaree Creek and /-26
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 56.309    W 081° 04.675
  33.93848333    -81.07791666
Style: Free Standing **


In 1718, at a site 2.7 miles east, near the place where the Cherokee Path crossed Congaree Creek, the first frontier outpost in central South Carolina was established under the command of Captain Charles Russell. The fort was abandoned in 1722, but the trading factory was soon revived as a private venture by Thomas Brown, an Indian trader.

Erected by South Carolina Society Daughters of the American Colonists - 1958