Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Fort Charlotte



Marker ID: SCHM 33-1
Location: Intersection of SC 81 and Road 91 in Mt. Carmel
County: McCormick
Coordinates: N 34° 0.353    W 082° 30.432
  34.005889    -82.507197
Style: Free Standing **
 



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Six and six tenths miles southwest are the ruins of Fort Charlotte, built of local stone, 1765-1767, to protect the French, British, and German settlements near Long Canes. Major James Mayson´s seizure of it, defended by Capt. George Whitefield and Lieut. St. Pierre, July 12, 1775, in the name of the Council of Safety, was the first overt act of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina


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