Revolutionary Battleground

Revolutionary Battleground

Year Erected: 1954

Marker Text:  Col. Elijah Clarke, distinguished Revolutionary solder, in charge of American troops stationed on the mountain, fought a battle with the British and Indians in the valley across Broad River. The river, since straightened by a canal, then flowed by the foot of the mountain.

The river bridge, known as the Line Bridge is on the survey line of the ´Last Four Mile Purchase Tract´ bought from the Cherokee Indians by the government. General Wofford and a party appointed by the State Legislature rode horseback to Washington to intercede with the government to buy this land.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Damascus Rd. at the middle of the fork on Broad River.