Fort Watson

Fort Watson (HMFP0)

Location: Summerton, SC 29148 Clarendon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 31.966', W 80° 25.91'

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The first post in S.C. retaken from the British, the stockade fort on this old Indian mound had controlled the road from Charleston to Camden as well as the Santee River. On April 15, 1871, Gen. Francis Marion and Lt. Col. Henry Lee encircled it with troops while Maj. Hezekiah Maham built a log tower whose fire could command it. On April 23, the Americans undermined the works and forced its surrender.
HM NumberHMFP0
Marker Number14-1
Year Placed1963
Placed ByS.C. Forestry Commission, Parks Division
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552754 N 3710496
Decimal Degrees33.53276667, -80.43183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 31.966', W 80° 25.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 31' 57.96" N, 80° 25' 54.60" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1599 Fort Watson Rd, Summerton SC 29148, US
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