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Little Lynches Creek Ford.

What: Ford, Gates' crossing after face-off with Rawdon

Other names:

Where: 34.48076 -80.51283, Little Lynches Creek Ford

Maps: [map notes]

  • 34.48076,-80.51283, Little Lynches Creek Ford, , Gates' crossing after face-off with Rawdon, 8-11 August 1780
  • ACME Mapper.
  • National Map
  • Google

  • 34.4901555,-80.5181291, Gates Ford branch, mouth
  • GNIS record for Gates Ford Branch

  • 34.4282104, -80.4528512, Porter Bridge
  • GNIS record for Porter Bridge

  • 34.4790447, -80.5050736, Hough Bridge
  • GNIS record for Hough Bridge

    Sources:

    • CBB: Porter's Bridge and causeway over the Little Lynches Creek (River) - Gates meets Rawdon Gates' Ford (of the Little Lynches) - my father believes that the old ford is 200 - 300 yards upstream of modern Hough's Bridge. ... he believed [that] the actual historic ford of the Little Lynches used by Gates to be a little downstream of the confluence of the Little Lynches and Hanging Rock Creeks.
      - Gates gave orders on August 11th and 12th from Marshall's Farm on the Little Lynches Creek ... on [Cook's and] Mouzon map Marshall's is near the confluence of the Little and Big Lynches.

    • Gates orders
      from Lynches Creek: 8-10 August 1780
      from Marshall's Farm: 11-12 August 1780

    • Mouzon 1775, after Cook 1773.
      Marshall's Farm
      Points marked: (1)confluence of Hanging Rock Cr. and Little Lynches Cr., (2) Marshall's Farm, (3) Camden.

    • Mills Atlas, J. Boykin 1820
      Mrs. Marshall's Farm
      Points marked: (1)confluence of Hanging Rock Cr. and Little Lynches Cr., (2) Mrs. Marshall's Farm, (3) Camden battlefield, (4)Rugeley's, (5)Porter's Bridge, (6)Modern Hough Bridge. Mrs. Marshall's is now on other side of L. Lynches Cr. Adjacent bridge is Marshall's Bridge.

    • NBBAS:Two. p.236-243. 8-11 August 1780.
      RevList post

    • Sherman, "Calendar...". p.158-159. Ref. to above. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

    • RevWar75 RevWar75   listing. 8/9 - 11/1780 Little Lynches Creek. Draw.

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    Submitted by: Charles Baxley

    Confidence level: 3