Indian Head / The Middle Road Historical

Indian Head / The Middle Road Historical (HM1XYW)

Location: Salley, SC 29137 Aiken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 37.42', W 81° 17.73'

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Indian Head

The Indian Head, a series of springs at the head of Goodland Swamp, long served as a landmark and watering place. Travelers along the Middle Road referenced it and it appears on colonial plats. In 1781 Loyalists under command of Lt. Col. John H. Cruger passed near here after their withdrawal from Ninety Six. They were pursued by Whigs, including militia commanded by Col. Andrew Pickens.

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The Middle Road

This road began as a Native American trading path that ran from the fall line of the Savannah River to Charleston. By the colonial era it was known as the Middle road, Ninety Six Road, and the Road from Long Canes to Charleston. A statute of 1770 established it as a public road. It ran between the forks of the Edisto from Orangeburgh Bridge to Indian Head, before continuing to the Ridge.
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HM NumberHM1XYW
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByAiken County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 472591 N 3720469
Decimal Degrees33.62366667, -81.29550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.42', W 81° 17.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 25.2" N, 81° 17' 43.8" W
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Area Code(s)803
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 John Nunn Hwy, Salley SC 29137, US
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