Enoree River Ford

Enoree River Ford

The Enoree River starts in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northwest South Carolina. Eventually it works it’s way down to the Santee River Basin, one of the huge marshlands of coastal South Carolina.

Enoree River Ford
Enoree River Ford

The low fords played an important part in the US Revolution. There were no bridges here, both the Patriots and British forces needed access to low areas. It was the only way to cross rivers.

Enoree River Ford
Enoree River Ford

Growing up in New England my knowledge of this was was all based around the Boston area battles, a tea party, all the usual stuff.

Now doing research here turns up as many, and some larger conflicts on the North / South Carolina borders. Given the large number of Loyalists with the British armies it was excessively brutal. Farms and families were not off limits.

Enoree River Ford
Enoree River Ford

The Enoree ford saw it’s share. Loyalist militia stayed near the fords and were in several large battles over control. (Click here for details)

Enoree River Ford
Enoree River Ford

Later on there was an old bridge here, that’s gone now. The area is a historical site with several wooded trails through various battlefields.

 

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