Catawba Indian Memorial

Catawba Indian Memorial (HMGHH)

Location: Fort Mill, SC 29715 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.466', W 80° 56.685'

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[South Side]:
Erected to the
Catawba Indians
Sam'l Elliott White
John McKee Spratt

The latter is a descendant Thos. "Kanahwa" Spratt and the former a descendant of Wm. Elliott (a kinsman of Kanahwas) two of the first settlers in this portion of the Indian Land (1755-60).

[East Side]:
Some of the Catawbas who served in the Confederate Army
Jeff Ayers - John Scott - Alex Timins - Bill Sanders - John Harris - Wm Canty - Billy George - Gilbert George - Jim Harris - Robt. Marsh - Bob Crawford - Nelson George - Peter Harris Jr. - John Brown - John Sanders - Epp Harris - Bob Head

[North Side]:
The Catawba Indians although a war-like nation were ever friends of the white settlers. They aided and fought with the Americans in the Revolution and the Confederates in the Civil War.

Tradition says they immigrated to this portion of South Carolina from Canada about 1600, numbering some 12,000.

Wars with the Cherokees, Shawnees, and other nations, together with the small-pox depleted their numbers greatly.

In 1764, the province of South Carolina allotted them 15 miles square in York and Lancaster Districts. About 1840 a new treaty was made, the state buying all their land, and afterwards laying them off 700 acres on the west bank of the Eswa Tavora (Catawba River) 6 miles south of Fort Mill. Where the remnant, about 75, now live receiving a small annuit from the state.

[West Side]:
Some noted Catawbas. King Hagler - Gen. New-River - Gen. Ayers - Gen. Jim Kegg - Col. David Harris - Major John Joe - Cap. Billy George - Lieut. Phillip Kegg - Sallie New-River - Pollie Ayers - Peter Harris

The latter being made an orphan by the small-pox scourge, was raised by Kanahwa. He receives a pension for services in the Revolution of 1776. At 70 years of age, he died at the Saratt Homestead and at his own request was buried in the family graveyard.
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1900
Placed BySam'l Elliott White and John McKee Spratt
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 505041 N 3873905
Decimal Degrees35.00776667, -80.94475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.466', W 80° 56.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 27.96" N, 80° 56' 41.10" W
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Area Code(s)803, 704
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118-120 Main St, Fort Mill SC 29715, US
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