Horn's Creek Church

Horn's Creek Church (HM88Z)

Location: Edgefield, SC 29824 Edgefield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 43.267', W 81° 56.183'

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Early Edgefield County History

Founded in 1768 as a result of a religious revival sweeping the American colonies known as the "Great Awakening," Horn's Creek Baptist church was one of the first churches established in the South Carolina backcountry. The church quickly became the religious and social center of a large area and was the focal point of much activity during the Colonial and Revolutionary years.

The Regulators
During the same time as the founding of Horn's Creek Church, law-abiding citizens were engaged in an effort to bring law and order to the frontier. Crime had become a major problem in the backcountry following the Cherokee War of 1760-1761, but there were no courts or law enforcement officials to bring the criminals to justice. in desperation, law-abiding citizens from across the backcountry of North and South Carolina formed a vigilante organization and called themselves "The Regulators." Chief among the Regulators in this area was Lawrence Rambo, an early settler and one of the founding members of Horn's Creek Church.

The American Revolution
Throughout the duration of the war, from 1775 to 1783, almost all people in this area were involved — on one side or the other — in the struggle for Independence. the Horn's Creek area was the center of much activity between Whigs and Tories. In 1781 a skirmish took place near here on horn's Creek. the blockhouse at "Rambo Station," which had become the headquarters for the Patriots, was burned by Tories in that same year.
HM NumberHM88Z
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 413243 N 3731628
Decimal Degrees33.72111667, -81.93638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 43.267', W 81° 56.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 43' 16.02" N, 81° 56' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 474-536 State Hwy S-19-76, Edgefield SC 29824, US
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