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Trenton in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Darby

 
 
Darby Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, January 17, 2015
1. Darby Marker (side 1)
Inscription.
(Side 1)
This Greek Revival House was built for Nathan L. Griffin (1903-1853), lawyer, planter, and member of the S.C. House 1838-39 and S.C. Senate 1846-1853. Griffin’s son-in-law Milledge L. Bonham (1813-1890) lived here with his wife Ann From their marriage in 1845 to 1861. Bonham, after serving in the S.C. House, was an Officer during the Mexican War and a U.S. Congressman 1857-1860.
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(Side 2)
(Continued from other side)
Bonham, a Confederate general and C.S. Congressman during the Civil War, was governor of S.C. 1862-64. In 1863 he sold Darby to George A. Trenholm (1807-1876). Confederate Secretary of the Treasury 1864-1865, whose relative Francis S. Holmes (1815-1882) of the Confederate Nitre & Mining Bureau lived here 1864-65. Darby was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
 
Erected 2012 by Edgefield County Historical Society. (Marker Number 19 20.)
 
Location. 33° 45.053′ N, 81° 52.893′ W. Marker is in Trenton, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Augusta Road (U.S. 25) half a mile south of Lloyd Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map
Darby Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, January 17, 2015
2. Darby Marker (side 2)
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 Augusta Road, Trenton SC 29847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin R. Tillman House (approx. 2 miles away); John Gary Evans (approx. 3 miles away); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (approx. 3 miles away); James Strom Thurmond (approx. 3.1 miles away); John Calhoun Sheppard (approx. 3.1 miles away); Milledge Luke Bonham (approx. 3.2 miles away); M60A3 Main Battle Tank (approx. 3.3 miles away); Francis Wilkinson Pickens (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Society to Place Marker at Darby Plantation. The Edgefield Advertiser (Submitted on January 18, 2015.) 

2. Darby Plantation (Edgefield, South Carolina. Darby Plantation was built by Nathaniel Lipscomb Griffith, the father of Anne Patience Griffith, at the time of her marriage to Edgefield lawyer Milledge Luke Bonham. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Milledge Luke Bonham. Milledge Luke Bonham (December 25, 1813 – August 27, 1890) was an American politician and Congressman who served as the 70th Governor of South Carolina from 1862 until 1864. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Darby Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, January 17, 2015
3. Darby Marker
Close up view of plantation house, from Edgefield Advertiser article.
Darby Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, January 17, 2015
4. Darby Marker
Marker as seen from the Augusta Road, US 25.
Darby Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, January 17, 2015
5. Darby Marker
View of the Darby Plantation from the roadside
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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