Lindley's Fort / Jonathan Downs

Lindley's Fort / Jonathan Downs (HM7T8)

Location: Laurens, SC 29360 Laurens County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 27.667', W 82° 7.004'

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Lindley's Fort
On July 15, 1776, a number of Indians and Tories attacked this frontier fort where area settlers had gathered for protection. Major Jonathan Downs, with a company of men, had arrived the previous evening & helped repulse the attack. This victory gave encouragement to the American cause locally. The site is located about 600 yds. south.

Jonathan Downs
One of the Justices of the Peace to settle a courthouse site for Laurens County, Jonathan Downs was a member of the 1st & 2nd Provincial Congresses and served in the South Carolina General Assembly. His Revolutionary War service included the Laurens County battles of Lindley's Fort (1776), where he was commander, & Hayes' Station (1781). He died in 1818.
HM NumberHM7T8
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Laurens County Historical Society series
Marker Number30-8
Year Placed1990
Placed ByLaurens County Council and Laurens County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 397430 N 3813851
Decimal Degrees34.46111667, -82.11673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 27.667', W 82° 7.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 27' 40.02" N, 82° 7' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 69-2119 State Rd S-30-398, Laurens SC 29360, US
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