Hampton in Hampton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
James Washington Moore House
This house, built between 1878 and 1885, was the home of James Washington Moore (1837-1912), lawyer, Confederate officer, state legislator, and militia officer. Moore, a native of Gillisonville, was educated at the University of Ga. and returned to S.C. in 1859 to practice law. He was a sergeant in the Hampton Legion Cavalry, then 1st lt. and adjutant of the 2nd S.C. Cavalry, and was wounded in 1863.
Moore represented Beaufort District in the S.C. House 1866-67, and moved to Hampton when Hampton County was created in 1878. He was Hampton County’s first state senator, serving 1878-1894 and 1901-02. Moore was also chairman of the senate military committee and an officer in the militia, retiring as a major general in 1891. He is buried at Gillisonville Baptist Church, in what is now Jasper County.
Erected 2008 by The Rivers Bridge Camp #842, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 25-12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 32° 52.111′ N, 81° 6.832′ W. Marker is in Hampton, South Carolina, in Hampton County. Marker is on Oak Street, on Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Oak Street West, Hampton SC 29924, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Hampton High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); All Wars Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II POW Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hampton County (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Legion Hut (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bank of Hampton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hampton Colored School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miles McSweeney Home Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
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