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1767 Block House - Abbeville, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
N 34° 10.978 W 082° 22.435
17S E 373389 N 3783296
Quick Description: Locate in front of the Little River Electric Co-op, this is the actual site of General Andrew Pickens' "Block House"
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2015 2:36:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMNP0V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
Views: 1

Long Description:

Marker Text:

This stone marks the place where, in 1767 Gen. Andrew Pickens built a BLOCK HOUSE as a place of refuge against the Indians.  It was used as a fort during the Revolutionary Ware and was known as FORT PICKENS.

Erected by Andrew Hamilton Chapter D.A.R. 1922

 

The Abbeville County Historical Society website lists the following information:

Map Marker #: C-26 (Central Abbeville County Tour)

Marker Erected:  1922 by Alexander Hamilton Chapter, D.A.R.

Marker Text:  This stone marks the place where, in 1767, Gen. Andrew Pickens built a Block House as a place of refuge against the Indians. It was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and was known as Fort Pickens.

Location: Inside the Livery Stable on Trinity Street in the City of Abbeville

Coordinates: 34° 10.967 N   82° 22.417  W

 

NOTE: It is not housed inside the Livery Stable, it is in front of the Little River Electric Co-Op.

As to where the cannon originated, no information could be found. 

Marker Name: 1767 Block House

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Historic Site

County: Abbeville

Marker number: Not listed

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