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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
IN LAURENS COUNTY

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

 Our County story begins.......

This page is being developed and will expand in many ways.  Please be patient.

 

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 Laurens County REvolutionary 250 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) plus 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 250 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, a local Historian / Battleground Preservationist, 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 and ribbon cuttings will be held in the future months to come.  

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 or artifacts, by all means contact us at the Museum.

Culbertson’s Backcountry Settlement

Dicey Langston Homeplace

Duncan Creek Meeting House

Fort Lindley

Fort Ridgeway

Fort Williams

Hayes Station

Hollingsworth Mill

Hammond’s Old Store

Hurricane Meeting House

Kellett’s Blockhouse

Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church

The Battle of Mudlick Creek

Musgrove Mill 

Rosemont Plantation

Rutledge Ford

The American Revolution was a rebellion and political revolution in the Thirteen Colonies when the Colonists initiated and successfully won the war for independence against the Great Britain Kingdom.

  1. New England Colonies - New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut;

  2. Middle Colonies – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware;

  3. Southern Colonies – Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

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THE THIRTEEN COLONIES...

LAURENS COUNTY'S
IDENTIFIED REVOLUTIONARY WAR
HISTORICAL SITES

GALLARY OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR LECTURES

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.

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