Friday, February 13, 2009


Lindley's Fort
On July 15, 1776, a number of Indians and Tories attacked this frontier fort where area settlers had gathered for protection. Major Jonathan Downs, with a company of men, had arrived the previous evening & helped repulse the attack. This victory gave encouragement to the American cause locally. The site is located about 600 yds. south.
Jonathan Downs
One of the Justices of the Peace to settle a courthouse site for Laurens County, Jonathan Downs was a member of the 1st & 2nd Provincial Congresses and served in the South Carolina General Assembly. His Revolutionary War service included the Laurens County battles of Lindley's Fort (1776), where he was commander, & Hayes' Station (1781). He died in 1818.

Erected 1990 by Laurens County Council and Laurens County Historical Society. (Marker Number 30-8.)

Location. 34° 28.283′ N, 82° 7.097′ W. Marker is in Ware Shoals, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is on Fort Lindley Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurens SC 29360, United States of America.

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