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Battle of Hanging Rock

1801-2499 Hanging Rock Rd.
Kershaw, SC 29067
(803) 285-3344

Identifiable by the rock's unusual shape and appearance, the site is one of a Revolutionary War battle. In August 1780, a group Gen. Thomas Sumter's troops attacked and defeated a large contingent of British and Loyalist troops here. It is also the site of a Union encampment where Sherman spent two days during the Civil War. A granite marker was erected at the foot of Hanging Rock in 1948 by the Waxhaws Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Off Flat Rock Road, approximately five miles south of the Town of Heath Springs.