Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Kate Barry

Marker ID: SCHM 42-4
Location: Road 196 near 1 - 26 and US 221 interchange
County: Spartanburg
Coordinates: N 34° 50.417    W 081° 58.127
  34.840283    -81.968783
Style: Free Standing **


One and a half miles SE is Walnut Grove, home of Margaret Catherine Moore Barry (1752-1823). Local tradition says she was known as "Kate Barry" and acted as scout for the Patriots before the Battle of Cowpens, Jan. 17, 1781. With her parents, Charles and Mary Moore, and her husband, Captain Andrew Barry, she lies buried in the plantation cemetery.

Erected by Battle of Cowpens Chapter, NSDAR - 1968