Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Cherokee Path

Marker ID: SCHM 32-7
Location: Intersection of us I and Leaphart Road (Road 30), West Columbia, SC
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 59.061    W 081° 5.538
  33.98435    -81.0923
Style: Free Standing **


Before the Revolution, two major trading routes came together near here. Branching to the west was the road to New Windsor Township on the Savannah. The Cherokee Path extended north to Ninety Six and south through Saxe Gotha Township on the Congaree. George Washington passed here in 1791 on his way from Augusta to Columbia via Friday´s Ferry.

Erected by Lexington County Historical Society - I 970