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Near Rion in Fairfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Oaks

 
 
The Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
1. The Oaks Marker
Inscription.  This early Greek Revival house, built about 1835, is notable for its central double-tiered pedimented portico and double end chimneys. It was named for the oak avenue leading up to it and the oak grove surrounding it. The Oaks was built for Richard A.R. Hallum (1809-1875), who sold it and its 1,000 acre plantation to John Montgomery Lemmon (1829-1906) in 1856.

In February 1865 John M. Lemmon was in the Confederate army in Virginia when elements of Gen. W.T. Sherman's Federal army advanced toward Winnsboro from Columbia. Foragers looted the plantation, taking food, livestock, and valuables. The Oaks was owned by the Lemmon family or their descendants until the 1980s. It was listed in the National Register of Historical Places in 1984.
 
Erected 2006 by Fairfield County Historical Society. (Marker Number 20-24.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1865.
 
Location. 34° 21.234′ N, 81° 11.274′ W. Marker is
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near Rion, South Carolina, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Monjicono Road (State Highway 213) half a mile west of Jackson Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnsboro SC 29180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kincaid-Anderson House (approx. 4 miles away); Old Brick Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Industry Evolution on the Broad River (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Industry Evolution on the Broad River (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fairfield County Courthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fairfield Institute / Kelly Miller (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cathcart-Ketchin House / Catharine Ladd (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
The Oaks Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
2. The Oaks Marker Reverse
The Oaks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
3. The Oaks
The Oaks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
4. The Oaks
The Oaks- side view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
5. The Oaks- side view
The Oaks - gazebo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
6. The Oaks - gazebo
The Oaks - side view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, December 9, 2008
7. The Oaks - side view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,553 times since then and 253 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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