Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Lee's Tavern Site

Marker ID: SCHM 32-9
Location: E Columbia Ave (US 1) west of N Hendrix St, Leesville, SC
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 54.65    W 081° 31.65
  33.91083333    -81.5275
Style: Free Standing **


Mills´ Atlas of 1825 shows this site on the Augusta-Columbia road as the location of John W. Lee´s Stage Tavern. According to local tradition, this vicinity was the probable site of President George Washington´s breakfast stop on May 22, 1791. The Town of Leesville derives its name from the family of John W. Lee, who were early settlers of this area.

Erected by Lexington County Historical Society - I970