A South Carolina Revolutionary War Road Trip: Part 1 - The Olde English District

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By Jason Barnette

Go  on a 116-mile road trip through South Carolina's Olde English District  and visit 9 key stopsto learn about the Revolutionary War.



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Revolutionary War Visitor Center

No. 1

Explore a timeline of the Revolutionary War in the south and learn about Britain's Southern Strategy to win the war.

Camden Archives & Museum

No. 2

Explore the small museum inside a renovated Carnegie Library and learn about the area's genealogy.

Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve

No. 3

Go  for a walk on one of the most significant battlefields in South  Carolina and see the supposed spot where Johann de Kalb was mortally  wounded.

Buford Battleground

No. 4

Visit the battlefield surrounded by war-time propaganda and see the beautiful landscaping completed by a local high school.

Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church

No. 5

See  the final burial ground of William Richardson Davie, a Revolutionary  War hero who employed a teenage Andrew Jackson during the war.

Andrew Jackson State Park

No. 6

Learn  about a president's childhood exploits during the Revolutionary War and  learn about the contested origin of his birth - was it in North  Carolina or South Carolina?

Landsford Canal State Park

No. 7

Go  for a hike along the Catawba River and see where British and  Continental armies forded the river during the Revolutionary War.

Historic Brattonsville

No. 8

Visit the battlefield of a small - but important - skirmish between Loyalists and Patriots that led to Huck's defeat.

Kings Mountain National Military Park

No. 9

Walk around the battlefield that Thomas Jefferson later said was the "turn of the tide of success" for the Patriots.

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A South Carolina Revolutionary War Road Trip: Part 1 - The Olde English District

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