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

Hampton Plantation

 
 
Hampton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Hampton Plantation Marker
Inscription. (Marker Front]:
Hampton Plantation, 2 mi. N.W., was established by 1730 and was one of the earliest rice plantations on the Santee River, in an area settled by Huguenots and often called "French Santee." The house, built in the 1730's for Elias Horry, later passed to his granddaughter Harriott Horry, who married Frederick Rutledge in 1797. The plantation remained in the Rutledge family until 1971.

(Marker Reverse]:
One of Hampton's best-known owners was Archibald Rutledge (1883-1973), educator, man of letters, and first poet laureate of S.C. He wrote of life there in Home by the River (1941), calling it "the mother plantation of this old plantation country." Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970, it has been Hampton Plantation State Park since the state acquired it in 1971
 
Erected 2001 by St. James- Santee Parish Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-40.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the South Carolina, Charleston County, St. James- Santee Parish Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 10.444′ N, 79° 25.04′ W. Marker was in McClellanville, South
Hampton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 15, 2009
2. Hampton Plantation Marker
Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Rutledge Road (South Carolina Route 10-857), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 17. Click for map. In today's Francis Marion National Forest. Marker was in this post office area: Mc Clellanville SC 29458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Pinckney / St. James, Santee (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James Santee Parish Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hopsewee (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Oaks Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away); St. James Santee Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Richard Tillia Morrison (approx. 6.6 miles away); Deerhead Oak (approx. 6.6 miles away); McClellanville (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McClellanville.
 
More about this marker. victim of an auto accident
 
Regarding Hampton Plantation. Hampton Plantation was also a place of history - George Washington once had breakfast there, and Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox," had used the house as a hideout.

National Register of Historic Places:
Hampton Plantation *** (added 1970 - - #70000582)
Also known as Hampton Plantation House
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or
Hampton Plantation Marker as seen looking south along US 17 at Rutledge Rd ( SC 10-857 ) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2009
3. Hampton Plantation Marker as seen looking south along US 17 at Rutledge Rd ( SC 10-857 )
engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Georgian
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1700-1749
♦ Owner: State
♦ Historic Function: Domestic

(Hampton Plantation State Park) Hampton, erected in 1735, greatly enlarged after 1757, and with final additions made in 1790-91, is an excellent example of a modest sized frame structure that evolved through organic growth into a large, unified Georgian frame country house. The structure includes one of the earliest examples of the use of the giant portico in American domestic architecture, and Hampton is South Carolina’s finest example of a large two-and-one-half story frame Georgian plantation house. The original house was a four-room center hall structure, with two more rooms on the second floor, built by Noe Serre, a Huguenot settler. The one-and-one-half story frame building on raised brick foundations was 40 feet long and 34 feet deep, and had two interior chimneys. In 1757, the plantation came into the possession of Daniel Horry through marriage, and shortly thereafter he more than doubled the size of the original house. A second full story was added and extensions made to both ends, bringing the structure to its present size. The present hipped roof, with two dormers in front and rear, was built over the entire house, and each
Hampton Plantation Marker looking north along US 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2009
4. Hampton Plantation Marker looking north along US 17
new wing had an interior chimney. In 1790-91, the south façade assumed its present unified appearance, when a six column wide giant portico and pediment were added across the center portion of the original house. Rosettes, panels, and flutings adorn the frieze of the portico, and the pediment contains a circular window with four keystones. Listed in the National Register April 15, 1970; Designated a National Historic Landmark April 15, 1970.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)

 
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina State Parks. Hampton Plantation State Historic Site (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Hampton Plantation's page on the National Historic Landmark website. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraNotable Persons
 
Hampton Plantation, National Historic Landmark (added 1970 - Building #70000582) image. Click for full size.
By South Carolina State Parks
5. Hampton Plantation, National Historic Landmark (added 1970 - Building #70000582)
Also known as Hampton Plantation House • 8 mi. N of McClellanville, McClellanville
Hampton Plantation Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, C.O. Greene, Photographer, circa 1940
6. Hampton Plantation Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-McCLEL.V,3--3
Hampton Plantation Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, C.O. Greene, Photographer, circa 1940
7. Hampton Plantation Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-McCLEL.V,3-4
Hampton Plantation image. Click for full size.
January 24, 2011
8. Hampton Plantation
Wood carvings on the mantle in the ballroom
Hampton Plantation Ballroom image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, C.O. Greene, Photographer, circa 1940
9. Hampton Plantation Ballroom
Historic American Engineering Record: Habs SC,10-McCLEL.V,3--11
Hampton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kyle Kirby Green, January 24, 2011
10. Hampton Plantation Marker
Hampton Plantation Marker ~ Missing image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 28, 2012
11. Hampton Plantation Marker ~ Missing
 
 
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