The Battle Of Seneca Town / Fort Rutledge

The Battle Of Seneca Town / Fort Rutledge (HMTX4)

Location: Clemson, SC 29631 Pickens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 40', W 82° 50.7'

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The Battle of Seneca Town
Seneca Town, on the Seneca River E of present-day Seneca, was one of several Cherokee "Lower Towns." On August 1, 1776, Maj. Andrew Williamson's S.C. militia, on a raid against these towns, was ambushed by Loyalists and Cherokees nearby. The eventual Patriot victory was also notable for the death of Francis Salvador, the first Jewish Patriot killed during the Revolution.
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Fort Rutledge
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In September 1776, soon after the Battle of Temassee in present-day Oconee County, Williamson returned to build a log fort nearby which he named Fort Rutledge in honor of John Rutledge, President of S.C. The fort and its 300-man garrison surrendered to Loyalists in 1780. The concrete block monument was built in 1908 by Clemson College for the Daughters of the American Revolution.
HM NumberHMTX4
Marker Number39-13
Year Placed2007
Placed ByCity of Clemson and Clemson University
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330950 N 3837627
Decimal Degrees34.66666667, -82.84500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40', W 82° 50.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 0.00" N, 82° 50' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-554 Lake Dr, Clemson SC 29631, US
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