Ford Country

Ford Country (HM8ZL)

Location: Clinton, SC 29325 Laurens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 35.65', W 81° 50.983'

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During the Revolutionary War, river fords were a vital resource in controlling communication and transportation in the South Carolina backcountry. With few bridges or roads, these fords offered a tremendous tactical advantage to whomever possessed them. After capturing Charles Towne in May of 1780, the British sent Loyalist militias to backcountry fords to secure these strategic locations. When a group of Loyalists secured the ford at Musgrove's Mill, they unwittingly set the stage for the battle that took place here on August 19, 1780.
HM NumberHM8ZL
Placed BySouth Carolina Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 422080 N 3828367
Decimal Degrees34.59416667, -81.84971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.65', W 81° 50.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 39.00" N, 81° 50' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-35 Musgrove Mill Rd, Clinton SC 29325, US
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