Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson

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Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson
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The mound in April, 2015
Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson is located in South Carolina
Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson
Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson is located in the US
Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson
Nearest city Summerton, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°32′20″N 80°26′16″W / 33.53896°N 80.43783°W / 33.53896; -80.43783Coordinates: 33°32′20″N 80°26′16″W / 33.53896°N 80.43783°W / 33.53896; -80.43783
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
NRHP reference # 69000164[1]
Added to NRHP July 29, 1969

Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson is a historic archaeological site located near Summerton, Clarendon County, South Carolina. Santee Indian Mound was part of a Santee mound village complex; it was probably a burial and/or temple mound, likely constructed in some cultural period between 1200-1500.

The fortification, British American Revolutionary War post Fort Watson, was built from 30 to 50 feet high atop the mound. In 1780, Francis Marion and Light Horse Harry Lee decided to capture the fort in the Siege of Fort Watson. Fort Watson was the first fortified British military outpost in South Carolina recaptured by patriot forces after the British occupation of 1780. There are no remains of Fort Watson on the site.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[1] Today it is located in the Santee National Wildlife Refuge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson, Clarendon County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Toney J. Lister (June 1969). "Santee Indian Mound and Fort Watson" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.