The Road to Battle

The Road to Battle (HMWC0)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 21.416', W 80° 36.577'

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See that flat depression in the ground? That's the surviving imprint of the Great Wagon Road, a route used by thousands of settlers from the 1740s to the early 1800s.

The road began in Philadelphia, carrying Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish and Moravians westward and then down the Shenandoah Valley and across North Carolina.

In South Carolina, it divided into an eastern fork that passed through Camden and a western fork that continued into Georgia.

It was the interstate highway of its day, and in August 1780, the Great Wagon Road led to battle as two armies unwittingly converged here on a moonlit night.
HM NumberHMWC0
Marker Number1
Placed ByThe Palmetto Conservation Foundation
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 535899 N 3801802
Decimal Degrees34.35693333, -80.60961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.416', W 80° 36.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 24.96" N, 80° 36' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1624-1794 State Rd S-28-58, Camden SC 29020, US
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