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John and Mary Perry Cleland House

 
 
John and Mary Perry Cleland House Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. John and Mary Perry Cleland House Marker, Side 1
Inscription. This house, one of Georgetown’s earliest, was built ca. 1737 by John and Mary Perry Cleland. Mrs. Cleland inherited the property from her father John Perry, who had been granted a large tract in 1705 including the site of present-day Georgetown. This house is a raised tidewater residence with its main entrance facing the Sampit River. It features elements of the Georgian and Federal styles.

In 1753 the house was purchased by the Cleland’s nephew Archibald Baird. He made small additions to each end of the house and relocated the main entrance to Front Street. A porch was added there ca. 1780. Later prominent owners of the house included John Withers, Jr., Francis Withers, Dr. Joseph Blythe, and Robert F.W. Allston.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-48.)
 
Location. 33° 21.79′ N, 79° 16.732′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and St. James Street, on the right when traveling east on Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winyah Indigo Society (about 700 feet away, measured in
John and Mary Perry Cleland House Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. John and Mary Perry Cleland House Marker, Side 2
a direct line); South Carolina Champion Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Screven Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Elisha Screven / William Screven (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon (approx. ¼ mile away); Town Clock / Kaminski Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Marquis de Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); South Carolina’s Third Oldest City (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraNotable Buildings
 
John and Mary Perry Cleland House Marker near the intersection of Front Street and St. James Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
3. John and Mary Perry Cleland House Marker near the intersection of Front Street and St. James Street
John and Mary Perry Cleland House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. John and Mary Perry Cleland House
This is the Front Street facade.
John and Mary Perry Cleland House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
5. John and Mary Perry Cleland House
View from St. John Street. This side of the house faces the River.
John and Mary Perry Cleland House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
6. John and Mary Perry Cleland House and Marker
 
 
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