Coosawhatchie

Coosawhatchie (HM2A2)

Location: Coosawhatchie, SC 29912 Jasper County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 35.317', W 80° 55.65'

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(Front Side): Coosawhatchie,dating to the 1740s, was named for the Coosaw Tribe. At first it was little more than a store and inn built on the King's Highway by Henry De Saussure, a Huguenot settler from Purrysburg. By the 1760s, it was a regional trading post and crossroads.During the Revolution British troops burned most of the buildings and the nearby bridge in a 1779 raid.

(Back Side): Coosawatchie served as the capital of Beaufort District from 1789 to 1836, when a new courthouse was built in Gillisonville. In 1861-62 Gen. Robert E. Lee, commanding the Confederate Dept. of S.C. and Ga., had his headquarters here. In 1864, during the last months of the Civil War, several skirmishes were fought nearby. This has been a village of farmers and merchants ever since.
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HM NumberHM2A2
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Marker Number27 18
Year Placed2001
Placed ByCitizens and Friends of Coosawhatchie
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 506803 N 3605684
Decimal Degrees32.58861667, -80.92750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 35.317', W 80° 55.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 35' 19.02" N, 80° 55' 39.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6883 Morgandollar Rd, Coosawhatchie SC 29912, US
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