The Jefferson Davis Trail – A Jaunt Across S.C.
General Robert E. Lee, informed CSA President Jefferson Davis, he was preparing to surrender and he couldn't hold Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy. Shortly thereafter, Jefferson Davis began his flight across Virginia, N.C., and S.C., trying to keep the Confederacy alive. His travels are well documented by historians, who have told his story in numerous accounts. But none have highlighted the individual stops and route taken by Mr. Davis across S.C. Jaunt users may now follow his travels digitally or follow them from site to site, a drivable R&R Jaunt.
Besides highlighting the twelve locations where he took meals and quarters, the Roots and Recall Jaunt also offers local points of community interest, "IN ROUTE" links; places he may have experienced, viewed, or impacted along the trail. Jaunt users will certainly enjoy learning about his futile flight across the muddy roads of S.C., hoping to escape capture, by ever present Federal troops. They will also experience 19th century travel routes, explore historic architecture and view the region's celebrated landscapes.
Jaunts maybe taken in any order and be sure to engage your own personal GPS mapping route. Each page also offers a specific map location, when possible! Some sites are not accessible.
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THE JEFFERSON DAVIS TRAIL STOP #1 – SPRINGFIELD PLANTATION
JEFFERSON DAVIS TRAIL STOP #2 – WHITE HOMESTEAD AND STORE
JEFFERSON DAVIS TRAIL STOP #3 – RUINS OF THE CATAWBA RIVER TRESTLE
JAMES RUFUS BRATTON HOUSE – JEFFERSON DAVIS’S STOP #4
JEFFERSON DAVIS’S STOP #5 – PINCKNEYVILLE COURTHOUSE AND FERRY
GENERAL W. H. WALLACE HOUSE / JEFFERSON DAVIS TRAIL STOP #6
THE GILES PLANTATION HISTORY – JEFFERSON DAVIS TRAIL STOP #7
Historic Cross Keys - Stop #8 Jefferson Davis Trail
Lafayette L. Young Home - Jefferson Davis Trail Site #9
Griffin - Williams Home the Jefferson Davis Trail Site #10
Gary Home at Cokesbury, S.C. - Jefferson Davis's Trail Stop #11
Historic Burt - Stark House the 12th Stop on the Jefferson Davis Trail