The Rifle Tower

The Rifle Tower (HM78G)

Location: Ninety Six, SC 29666 Greenwood County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 8.793', W 82° 1.137'

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June 13, 1781

In a single night — June 13 — a 30-foot tower made of interlocking logs was erected under Kosciuszko's supervision. From the wooden platform marksmen could aim down into the fort. The Loyalists responded to this threat by making the walls nearly three feet higher with sandbags. The Loyalists tried unsuccessfully to burn down the tower by firing heated cannon balls.
HM NumberHM78G
Year Placed2009
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 406062 N 3778874
Decimal Degrees34.14655000, -82.01895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.793', W 82° 1.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 47.58" N, 82° 1' 8.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20202 Star Fort, Ninety Six SC 29666, US
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