Lacey's Fort

Lacey's Fort (HMGA7)

Location: Sharon, SC 29742 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.42', W 81° 20.88'

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Col. Edward Lacey (1742-1813), prominent officer in the American Revolution in the S.C. backcountry, occupied this hill west of Turkey Creek in the late summer of 1780. Lacey, who commanded S.C. militiamen in the battles of Rocky Mount, Cary's Fort, Hanging Rock, and Fishing Creek in July and August, built a 15-ft. log stockade near this site.

[Marker Reverse]
The fort here was sometimes called "Liberty Hill" by patriots but "Patriot's Folly" by Loyalists. It was occupied by S.C. militiamen under Cols. Edward Lacey and William Hill after they participated in the American victory at Kings Mountain 7 October 1780. Gen. Charles Cornwallis, commanding British forces in the South, later camped here briefly in January 1781.
HM NumberHMGA7
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: York County Historical Commission series
Marker Number46-31
Year Placed2001
Placed ByYork County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 468189 N 3857240
Decimal Degrees34.85700000, -81.34800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.42', W 81° 20.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 25.20" N, 81° 20' 52.80" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3213 W McConnells Hwy, Sharon SC 29742, US
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