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Waxhaws is a geographical area on the border of North and South Carolina.

Waxhaw, North Carolina Town in North Carolina, United States

Waxhaw is a town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,859 according to the 2010 Census.

Waxhaw, Mississippi Unincorporated community in Mississippi, United States

Waxhaw is an unincorporated community located in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. Waxhaw is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Gunnison and approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Rosedale. It was also known as Waxhaw Plantation.

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Lancaster County, South Carolina County in the United States

Lancaster County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2017 census estimate, its population was 92,550. Its county seat is Lancaster, which has an urban population of 23,979. The county was created in 1785.

Five Civilized Tribes Native American grouping

The term "Five Civilized Tribes" derives from the colonial and early federal period in the history of the United States. It refers to five Native American nations—the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminole. These are the first five tribes that European settlers generally considered to be "civilized". Examples of colonial attributes adopted by these five tribes include Christianity, centralized governments, literacy, market participation, written constitutions, intermarriage with white Americans, and plantation slavery practices. The Five Civilized Tribes tended to maintain stable political relations with the Europeans.

Stephen Decatur Miller American politician (Nullifier Party)

Stephen Decatur Miller was an American politician, who served as the 52nd Governor of South Carolina from 1828 to 1830. He represented South Carolina as a U.S. Representative from 1817 to 1819, and as a U.S. Senator from 1831 to 1833.


The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is a state-recognized tribe of obscure tribal origins numbering approximately 60,000 enrolled members, most of them living in Robeson and the adjacent counties in south-central North Carolina. The Lumbee Tribe was recognized as a Native American tribe by the United States Congress in 1956 under conditions that it agreed to at the time, which did not allow them to have benefits available to other federally recognized tribes. According to the 2000 United States Census report, 89% of the population of the town of Pembroke, North Carolina, identify as Lumbee; 40% of Robeson County's population identify as Lumbee.

Battle of Waxhaws

The Battle of Waxhaws took place during the American Revolutionary War on May 29, 1780, near Lancaster, South Carolina, between a Continental Army force led by Abraham Buford and a mainly Loyalist force led by British officer Banastre Tarleton. Buford refused an initial demand to surrender, but when his men were attacked by Tarleton's cavalry, many threw down their arms to surrender. Buford apparently attempted to surrender. However, the British commanding officer Tarleton was shot at during the truce, causing his horse to fall and trap him. Loyalists and British troops were outraged at the breaking of the truce in this manner and proceeded to fall on the rebels.

Indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands Indigenous groups in the US

Indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands, Southeastern cultures, or Southeast Indians are an ethnographic classification for Native Americans who have traditionally inhabited the Southeastern United States and the northeastern border of Mexico, that share common cultural traits. This classification is a part of the Eastern Woodlands. The concept of a southeastern cultural region was developed by anthropologists, beginning with Otis Mason and Frank Boas in 1887. The boundaries of the region are defined more by shared cultural traits than by geographic distinctions. Because the cultures gradually instead of abruptly shift into Plains, Prairie, or Northeastern Woodlands cultures, scholars do not always agree on the exact limits of the Southeastern Woodland culture region. Shawnee, Powhatan, Waco, Tawakoni, Tonkawa, Karankawa, Quapaw, and Mosopelea are usually seen as marginally southeastern and their traditional lands represent the borders of the cultural region.

The Yamasee or Yemassee War (1715–1717) was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi, Savannah River Shawnee, Congaree, Waxhaw, Pee Dee, Cape Fear, Cheraw, and others. Some of the Native American Indian groups played a minor role while others launched attacks throughout South Carolina in an attempt to destroy the colony.

West Virginia Route 16 highway in West Virginia

West Virginia Route 16 is a north–south route located in the U.S. State of West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at the Virginia state line in Bishop, McDowell County, where the route continues south as Virginia State Route 16. The northern terminus is at West Virginia Route 2 in St. Marys, Pleasants County, on the south bank of the Ohio River. WV 16 continues into Virginia and North Carolina, ultimately ending in Waxhaw, south of Charlotte and just north of the South Carolina border. The total length of highway is just under 475 miles long.

Pedee people ethnic group

The Pee Dee people, also Pedee and Peedee, are American Indians of the Southeast United States. Historically, their population has been concentrated in the Piedmont of present-day South Carolina. In the 17th and 18th centuries, English colonists named the Pee Dee River and the Pee Dee region of South Carolina for the tribe.

North Carolina Highway 75 highway in North Carolina

North Carolina Highway 75 (NC 75) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its entire length runs through Union County and serves as the primary connector between the towns of Waxhaw, Mineral Springs, and Monroe. The route roughly parallels a CSX railroad line for its entire span.

Indian Land is an unincorporated community in the northernmost part of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States. It lies east of Fort Mill, just south of Ballantyne in southern Charlotte, and west of the villages of Marvin and Waxhaw in North Carolina.

The Waxhaw was a tribe native to what are now the counties of Lancaster, in South Carolina; and Union and Mecklenburg in North Carolina, around the area of present-day Charlotte. The Waxhaw were related to other nearby Southeastern Siouian tribes, such as the Catawba and Sugeree. It is speculated that they were culturally influenced by the Mississippian culture

John Stokes was a Virginia state militia officer, during the American Revolutionary War and survivor of the "Waxhaws Massacre", as well as, a North Carolina attorney, politician, and judge.

Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, also known as Old Waxhaw Cemetery, is a historic Presbyterian church cemetery located near Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina. It was founded in 1757 and is a visual reminder of the pioneer settlement of Waxhaw. It includes noteworthy examples of 18th and 19th century tombstones.

Waxhaw Historic District

The Waxhaw Historic District is a national historic district located at Waxhaw, Union County, North Carolina. It encompasses 93 contributing buildings, 3 contributing structures, and 1 contributing object in the central business district and surrounding residential sections of Waxhaw. The district developed between about 1888 and 1940 and includes notable examples of Commercial Style, Queen Anne, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture. Notable buildings include the former Post Office (1905), Harris's store, Tyson Store, A.W. Heath Co. Mill (1905), R.J. Belk Company Store, A.W. Heath Company Stores, Weir Building, Plyler Building, Farmer's Ginning & Trading Company, McDonald Hotel (1912), Waxhaw Presbyterian Church (1929), Duncan McDonald House, and Ralph J. Belk House.

The Tomahittan are Native Americans who Virginians James Needham and Gabriel Arthur tried to contact in order to bypass the taxes of the Occaneechi "middlemen" natives.