Buford's Massacre Site

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Buford's Massacre Site
Waxhaw Massacre Monument.jpg
Waxhaw Massacre Monument, February 2005
Buford's Massacre Site is located in South Carolina
Buford's Massacre Site
Buford's Massacre Site is located in the US
Buford's Massacre Site
Location South Carolina Highway 522, 0.25 miles south of South Carolina Highway 9, near Buford Community, Lancaster, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°44′26″N 80°37′35″W / 34.74056°N 80.62639°W / 34.74056; -80.62639Coordinates: 34°44′26″N 80°37′35″W / 34.74056°N 80.62639°W / 34.74056; -80.62639
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1860 (1860), 1955
Built by White, William T.
MPS Lancaster County MPS
NRHP reference # 90000091[1]
Added to NRHP February 15, 1990

Buford's Massacre Site, also known as Buford's Battleground, is a historic site and national historic district located near Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina. Two monuments now mark the Buford Battleground. A white monument ten feet tall, erected on June 2, 1860, marked the American gravesite. This marker became so scarred from chippings of souvenir hunters that a new monument was erected on May 1, 1955, bearing the same inscription. Buford's Massacre was one of the many vicious actions that characterized the Revolutionary War campaigns in the backcountry South. This particular battle became a symbol of British atrocities and Banastre Tarleton became known as “Bloody Tarleton.”[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ J. Tracy Power (August 1989). "Buford's Massacre Site" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "North Carolina-South Carolina Cornerstone, Lancaster County (off U.S. Hwy. 521, Van Wyck vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved June 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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