THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
IN LAURENS COUNTY
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The Revolutionary War Sites in Laurens County are coming to life. The State of South Carolina and accompanying County's are making plans to hold an American Revolutionary War Sestercentennial Celebration in 2025. An appointed Committee is making sure that Laurens County will participate in this historical event first class.
In late September of 2021 the Laurens County Council certified participation and a Committee was formed. Since that date, the Committee meets regularly to discuss the issues and needs at hand. Fourteen (14) sites have been identified along with several funding sources fulfilling the need for funds to put the roadside markers and a variety of marketing tools in place.
For the past year, Durant Ashmore, a local Historian, held many lectures on the identified sites and followed on the following Saturday with a tour of the grounds.
Another venue of the Sestercentennial Celebration in 2025 is an attempt to identify Laurens County families that had family members that fought in this war. If anyone has any family information identifying the family, the solider and where they are buried, by all means contact us at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the sites identified with a brief historical description.
Recognized War sites in Laurens County
Committee Members and to date funding donors towards the development of identifying and establishing the
Laurens County Battlegrounds in celebration of the Sestercentennial.
Ernest B. Segars, Chairman - T. Eston (Bud) Marchant, Vice Chairman - Sarah Jane Armstrong
J. Durant Ashmore - Dr. Ben Bailey - Diane T. Culbertson - Dr. Booker Ingram - Amanda Munyan
Carolyn B. Shortt - Debbie W. Vaughn - Betty C. Walsh