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Finding Inspiration in Every Turn


 Our County story begins.......

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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 2026.  The Laurens County 250 Committee is making sure that Laurens County will participate in this historical event first class.


In late September of 2021 the Laurens County Council agreed to support the program and a Committee was formed. Since that date, the Committee meets regularly to discuss the issues and needs at hand.  To date there have been fourteen (14) battle / historical sites identified and along with that much research, archeological evaluations, site preparation and preservation, roadside markers and a variety of marketing tools has been implemented. 


To help with this tremendous task, the Laurens Committee has solicited several local agencies, along with State and Federal Grants, towards providing financial support to accomplish these detailed tasks at hand. 

For the past several years,  Durant Ashmore, has held many lectures on the identified sites the local hero's and heroine's.  Ground tours have been conducted on the following Saturdays following the site lectures.  More tours will be held in the future months.  

Another venue, and a very important part of the Sestercentennial Celebration in 2026 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 - sestercentennialcommittee@gmail.com

Musgrove Mill 

Dicey Langston Homeplace

Kellett’s Blockhouse

Fort Lindley.

Hollingsworth Mill

Fort Ridgeway

Hammond’s Old Store

Fort Williams

The Battle of Mudlick Creek

Hayes Station

Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church

Culbertson’s Backcountry Settlement

Rosemont Plantation


The lecture series have been an ongoing, well attended lectures, collectively provided  by the Laurens County Revolutionary War 250 Committee and the Laurens County Museum. Several of the speakers have been from the Speakers Bureau of the South Carolina State 250 Committee and Laurens County's own, Durant Ashmore.  Mr. Ashmore is a known Battlefield Preservationist and Historian. Below you will find a series of the lectures and in some areas, the lecture videos as recorded by Museum Volunteers.

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 th
Sestercentennial in 2025. 

            Ernest B. Segars, Chairman  - 
T. Eston (Bud) Marchant, Vice Chairman -  Sarah Jane Armstrong

            J. Durant Ashmore - Diane T. Culbertson - Dr. Booker Ingram - Amanda Munyan - Carolyn B. Shortt

            Debbie W. Vaughn - Betty C. Walsh



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