Trenton in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This Greek Revival House was built for Nathan L. Griffin (1803-1853), lawyer, planter, and member of the S.C. House 1838-39 and S.C. Senate 1846-1853. Griffin’s son-in-law Milledge L. Bonham (1813-1890) lived here with his wife Ann From their marriage in 1845 to 1861. Bonham, after serving in the S.C. House, was an Officer during the Mexican War and a U.S. Congressman 1857-1860.
Erected 2012 by Edgefield County Historical Society. (Marker Number 19 20.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics Man-Made Features • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 33° 45.053′ N, 81° 52.893′ W. Marker is in Trenton, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Augusta Road (U.S. 25) half a mile south of Lloyd Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 Augusta Road, Trenton SC 29847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin R. Tillman House (approx. 2 miles away); John Gary Evans (approx. 3 miles away); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (approx. 3 miles away); James Strom Thurmond (approx. 3.1 miles away); John Calhoun Sheppard (approx. 3.1 miles away); Milledge Luke Bonham (approx. 3.2 miles away); M60A3 Main Battle Tank (approx. 3.3 miles away); Francis Wilkinson Pickens (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Historical Society to Place Marker at Darby Plantation. The Edgefield Advertiser (Submitted on January 18, 2015.)
2. Darby Plantation (Edgefield, South Carolina. Darby Plantation was built by Nathaniel Lipscomb Griffith, the father of Anne Patience Griffith, at the time of her marriage to Edgefield lawyer Milledge Luke Bonham. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Milledge Luke Bonham. Milledge Luke Bonham (December 25, 1813 – August 27, 1890) was an American politician and Congressman who served as the 70th Governor of South Carolina from 1862 until 1864. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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