Rocky Mount

Today, the former site of the Rocky Mount garrison is unrecognizable as the hill shows no trace of the former buildings and trees have overgrown the grounds. The hill is located on the west bank of the Catawba River across from the Dearborn Dam in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Currently, there is no marker commemorating the site of the battle, but that should not belittle the importance of us knowing what took place on July 30, 1780, at Rocky Mount. Without the persistence of the American forces under Thomas Sumter, the targeted British outposts would have remained strongpoints to their continued operations of establishing supply routes that could choke off patriot support in South Carolina.

Rocky Mount: What's Nearby

Great Falls, SC

Related Battles

Fairfield County, South Carolina | July 30, 1780
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties