City Directories and History: This home has been well maintained by the family and could easily be the oldest in Mount Carmel.
Fort Charlotte has also disappeared as a modem place-name, but it played an important role in colonial history. Built of stone in 1765-66 at a cost of 1,000 pounds and named after Queen Charlotte, wife of George III of England, its purpose was to protect white settlements in the Long Cane region from Indian raids. As well as can be ascertained today, it was located near the moderncommunity of Mt. Carmel in McCormick County. Fort Charlotte was the last fort erected in the area during colonial days; it was also the scene of the first overt act of the American Revolution in South Carolina, the seizure of the fort by Major James Mayson on July 12, 1775. (Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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