First Site of Moncks Corner

First Site of Moncks Corner (HMMH5)

Location: Moncks Corner, SC 29461 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 12.187', W 79° 59.335'

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First site of Monck's Corner, where the road to the Congarees branched off from this road. Founded by Thomas Monck in 1735. Relocated on the railroad about 1856.

Here about 3:30 A.M. April 13, 1780, Col. Wm. Washington's Light Dragoons were surprised by a superior force of the British under Lt. Cols. Webster and Tarleton and Maj. Ferguson. Maj. Vernier, of Pulaski's Legion, and 25 men were killed and the Americans routed. The British fortified the place, but in July 1781, abandoned the redoubt here and fell back to the parish church which had been fortified.
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 594236 N 3674260
Decimal Degrees33.20311667, -79.98891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.187', W 79° 59.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 11.22" N, 79° 59' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 419 N Live Oak Dr, Moncks Corner SC 29461, US
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