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Essay Submission

Laurens County Contributions to Revolutionary War Victory


Research and write a 500-word essay about an individual during the time of the Revolutionary War, who significantly contributed to the war effort in Laurens County. Highlight their role, impact, and how their actions helped in winning the American Revolution.

Topic Suggestions:

  • Isaac Shelby

  • James Williams

  • Mary Dillard

  • Dicey Langston

  • The First Rhode Island Regiment

  • Battle of Musgrove Mill

  • Hammonds Store

  • William “Billy” Lee – George Washington’s slave and a heroic soldier

  • Austin Dabney – a slave on a Georgia plantation/ fought in a battle in Cowpens, SC


This competition is open to all public, private, and home school students in Laurens County. Include name, age, address, phone number, grade, and school of student. Deadline: May 1, 2024 


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Poster Competition

Revolutionary War Connections: Laurens County and the Fight for Independence 


Design an 8.5 × 11-inch poster showing Laurens County during the American Revolutionary War. Use your imagination to draw scenes, symbols, and people from that time.  Make it colorful and interesting! Deadline: May 1, 2024 

Topic Suggestions:

  • Blockhouse

  • Cherokee Tribes

  • Musgrove Mill 

  • Hammonds Store

  • Hayes Station


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