The Congarees

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The Congarees Historical Site
Nearest city Cayce, South Carolina
Area 160 acres (65 ha)
Built 1691 (1691), 1718
NRHP reference # 74002261[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1974

The Congarees is a historic archaeological site located near Cayce, Lexington County, South Carolina. The site was established as early as 1691, and served as a frontier outpost, early township settlement, and crossroads of the great trade paths of the Catawba and Cherokee nations. The Fort Congaree back country fort was established on the site in 1718.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Historic Preservation Staff (October 1974). ""Congarees" Site" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Congarees Site, Lexington County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved June 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)