Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Blacksburg in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home Sweet Homeplace

 
 
Home Sweet Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
1. Home Sweet Homeplace Marker
Inscription.
The heart and headquarters of a working farm was the homeplace. Here, the family lived and children were schooled. Particularly when weather forced people inside, the homeplace bustled with activity.

Following a traditional design that's traceable back to the Scottish Highlands, John Robert Patrick built this cabin for his family of seven in the 1850s. It was inhabited until about 1970. In 1976, the house was relocated here from the Sharon/McConnell area, some twenty miles away.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 8.612′ N, 81° 20.15′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Camp Cherokee Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Kings Mountain State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees (a few steps from this marker); That's So Sweet! (within shouting distance of this marker); Artisan With Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); A Looming Mystery (within shouting distance
Home Sweet Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
2. Home Sweet Homeplace Marker
Cooking was done at the large fireplace, which also heated the house. Although wood-burning iron stoves were available in the 1800s, many backcountry families could not afford such luxury.
of this marker); Welcome to Kings Mountain State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Dickey / Sherer Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kings Mountain Battleground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Two Parks, One Mountain (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kings Mountain Battlefild Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); God Save the King! (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kings Mountain State Park. The Piedmontís Kings Mountain State Park has miles of forested trails, two fishing lakes, and sits adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park, a Revolutionary War battle site. (Submitted on December 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Kings Mountain State Park. Kings Mountain State Park is a South Carolina state park located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. (Submitted on December 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Home Sweet Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
3. Home Sweet Homeplace Marker
The bed's straw-filled mattress sits on ropes, which must be tightened periodically so the bed doesn't sag. This is where the phrase "sleep tight" comes from. Children slept on straw mattresses set on the upstairs floor.
Home Sweet Homeplace Marker<br>John Robert Patrick Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
4. Home Sweet Homeplace Marker
John Robert Patrick Cabin
John Robert Patrick Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
5. John Robert Patrick Cabin
John Robert Patrick Cabin<br>Interior - Dining Table image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
6. John Robert Patrick Cabin
Interior - Dining Table
John Robert Patrick Cabin<br>Interior - Straw Bed image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
7. John Robert Patrick Cabin
Interior - Straw Bed
John Robert Patrick Cabin<br>Interior - Rafters image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
8. John Robert Patrick Cabin
Interior - Rafters
John Robert Patrick Cabin<br>Interior - Storage Area image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
9. John Robert Patrick Cabin
Interior - Storage Area
John Robert Patrick Cabin<br>Interior - Staircase image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2005
10. John Robert Patrick Cabin
Interior - Staircase
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement