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near Pocotaligo in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Frampton Lines

John Edward Frampton House

 
 
Frampton Lines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, 2007
1. Frampton Lines Marker
Inscription. (Obverse): Remnants of a large earthwork originally more tha 100 yards long are still visible south,west and northwest of the Frampton House. This battery,constructed in 1861~62 by Confederate troops in the Department of S.C. and Ga., was part of an extensive system of lines intended to defend the Charleston & Savannah Railroad, a vital route through the Lowcountry.

(Reverse): This was the site of "The Hill" Plantation, owned by John Edward Frampton (1810-1896), cotton planter, state senator 1842-45, and delegate from Prince William Parish to the Secession Convention. The main houses here and at Frampton's other plantations in what was then Beaufort District were burned by Federal troops in early 1865. This house was built in 1868.
 
Erected 2002 by The Lowcountry and Resort Island and Tourism Commission. (Marker Number 27-19.)
 
Location. 32° 38.237′ N, 80° 51.794′ W. Marker is in near Pocotaligo, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is on Kings Highway (U.S. 17/21), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Lowcountry Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeland SC 29936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as
John Edward Framptom House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud
2. John Edward Framptom House Marker
the crow flies. " The Frampton Line " (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southern Live Oak Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Pocotaligo (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sheldon Union Academy (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ruins of Old Sheldon (approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Coosawhatchie (approx. 5 miles away); Coosawhatchie (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
 
The Frampton House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. The Frampton House
The Frampton House, rear view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. The Frampton House, rear view
The Frampton Lines , last existing earthworks, behind Frampton House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. The Frampton Lines , last existing earthworks, behind Frampton House
The Frampton Lines Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. The Frampton Lines Earthworks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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