The Post at the Congarees

The Post at the Congarees (HM1442)

Location: Cayce, SC 29033 Lexington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.179', W 81° 4.041'

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In 1175 the building upon the ground adjacent hereto was used as a store.

Upon the fall of Charles Town in 1780 the British seized the store, fortified it, and established here "The Post at the Congarees."

Attacked Feb. 19, 1781, by Gen. Sumter, who on the 21st, destroyed the magazine and supplies in sight of Rawdon's Army across the river, he having come from Camden to relieve the post.
Captured by Lee, May 15, 1781
Reoccupied by Rawdon, July 1, 1781
Reoccupied by Greene, July 4, 1781

Erected by William Capers Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Columbia, S.C. May 15, 1925
HM NumberHM1442
Year Placed1925
Placed ByWilliam Capers Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Columbia, S.C
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 493778 N 3758792
Decimal Degrees33.96965000, -81.06735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.179', W 81° 4.041'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 10.74" N, 81° 4' 2.46" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1820 Morlaine Rd, Cayce SC 29033, US
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