Frederick Hambright

Frederick Hambright (HMISB)

Location: Blacksburg, SC 29702 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 9.221', W 81° 23.802'

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Col. Frederick Hambright (1727-1817), a prominent militia officer of the American Revolution, lived his last 25 years in a house which stood 200 yds. NE. Hambright, born in Germany, emigrated to America as a boy, and settled in N.C. by 1750. He held several Tryon Co. offices from 1774 to 1776, most notably a brief term as a member of the N.C. Provincial Congress in 1775.

Hambright, after several campaigns, was promoted to lt. col. by 1779. He commanded the Lincoln Co. (N.C.) troops at Kings Mtn. Oct. 7, 1780, and was severely wounded. After recuperating at a log cabin near the battlefield he returned to N.C. but soon moved to S.C. and built a two-story house near the cabin; it burned in 1927. He is buried 1 mi. E of Grover, N.C. at Shiloh Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Cherokee County Historical and Preservation Society series
Marker Number11-5
Year Placed1999
Placed ByCherokee County Historical and Preservation Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 463868 N 3890158
Decimal Degrees35.15368333, -81.39670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 9.221', W 81° 23.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 9' 13.26" N, 81° 23' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 394 Battleground Dr, Blacksburg SC 29702, US
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