Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Nation Ford

Marker ID: SCHM 46-6
Location: US 21, about 2 miles N of Rock Hill, SC
County: York
Coordinates: N 34° 59.041    W 080° 58.514
  34.984017    -80.975233
Style: Free Standing **


Two miles downstream, prehistoric crossing of Catawba Indians, site of legendary battle between Catawbas and Cherokees. Used by Virginia traders in 1652. Sumter with 500 men had a fortified camp here in July, 1780. Federal cavalry burned the railroad bridge in April, 1865.