Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Dreher's Fort

Marker ID: SCHM 32-16
Location: about 1/2 mile off 1-20 on Road 68, Corley Mill Road
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 34° 1.259    W 081° 9.258
  34.02098333    -81.1543
Style: Free Standing **


An early frontier fort was built near here by Godfrey Dreher on land that he received in the 1740s. During the Cherokee War in 1760, the fort provided protection from hostile Indians for 121 men, women, and children. Near the fort on Twelve Mile Creek was the first location of Zion Church.

Erected by Pineview Ruritan Club - 1986


Two sided - Zion Lutheran Church