Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Otterson's Fort

Marker ID: DAR 44-1
Location: 9 miles S of Union on US 176
County: Union
Coordinates: N 34° 35.353    W 081° 35.277
  34.589217    -81.58795
Style: Free Standing **


One mile east of this point, built by the pioneers of Union County, was one of several stockades used as refuges during the Cherokee War, 1759 - 1761. It was probably named for James Otterson, an early settler on Tyger River.

Erected by Fair Forest Chapter, DAR - 1957