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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Timothy Ford's House

circa 1800

 

A Private Residence

 
Timothy Ford's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
1. Timothy Ford's House Marker
Inscription. Timothy Ford, a native of Morristown, New Jersey, Princeton educated attorney who as a youth served in the American Revolution, built this fine Charleston single house in the Adamesque style. Ford entertained the Marquis de Lafayette here on the French Hero's visit to Charleston in 1824. The house remained the home of Ford's family for more than 100 years. His daughter married Edmund Ravenel, M.D., a noted conchologist and one of the founders of the Medical College of South Carolina in 1824. His friend, the naturalist Louis Agassiz, resided in the family's summer home on Sullivan's Island while studying local sea life.
 
Erected 2003 by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.45′ N, 79° 55.836′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Meeting Street and Ford Court, on the left when traveling south on Meeting Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathaniel Russell House (within shouting distance
Timothy Ford's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2013
2. Timothy Ford's House Marker
of this marker); The Site of Colleton Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); William Harvey House (within shouting distance of this marker); Black and White Worlds: (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landscape of the Enslaved (within shouting distance of this marker); 58 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Motte House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Timothy Ford's House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
3. Timothy Ford's House
Marker is mounted on the pillar to the right of the entrance.
Timothy Ford's House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
4. Timothy Ford's House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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