South Carolina Backcountry Revolutionary War Sites

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Browns Creek Area

While there were no major Revolutionary War battle sites in the Browns Creek area of what is now Union County SC, many notable Tory leaders owned land in this area.  The Tory leaders included Lt. Colonel John Mayfield (300 acres), David George (2200 acres) and Colonel Zachariah Gibbs (473 acres).


Bridge over Big Browns Creek at the point where SC 49 crosses the creek.


Downstream view of Big Browns Creek from the bridge on SC 49; in the 18th Century much more water flowed in this creek than in the present day.


Downstream view of Little Browns Creek, where SSR146 crosses the creek.  This location is a few hundred yards above the point where this creek flows into Big Browns Creek.  Both John Mayfield and David George owned land in this area.