Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Cloud's Creek

Marker ID: SCHM 32-4
Location: on SC 391 above Leesville near Saluda­Lexington county line
County: Lexington
Style: Free Standing **


On November 17, 1781, in a house near Cloud´s Creek one mile east Captain Sterling Turner´s Patriot militia were surrounded and massacred by Tory militia under Major William Cunningham. Among the more than twenty dead were Captain James Butler and his son, James, who were buried with the others at the site, and whose graves have been marked there.

Erected by Lexington County Historical Society - 1964