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”

Union in Union County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas N. Dawkins House

 
 
Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
1. Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker (Front)
Inscription.  (Front)
This was the home of Thomas N. Dawkins (1807-1870) and his second wife Mary Poulton Dawkins (1820-1906). Dawkins, a lawyer, state representative, and judge, married Poulton, a native of London, in 1845. They named this house “The Shrubs” after her grandfather’s home in England; Mrs. Dawkins designed her garden to feature shrubs. Dawkins served in the S.C. House in the 1830s and again during the Civil War.
(Continued on other side)
(Reverse)
(Continued on other side)
Gov. Andrew G. Magrath, the last Confederate governor of S.C., left Columbia on Feb. 16, 1865, a day before it surrendered. Forced to move the state government to temporary headquarters, Magrath arrived in Union on Feb. 21. Dawkins invited him to stay here, and Magrath used the library as his office for several days in late February and early March. The house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 2013 by Union County Historical Society. (Marker Number 44-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is
Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
2. Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker (Back)
listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 34° 43.031′ N, 81° 37.214′ W. Marker is in Union, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is on North Church Street 0.1 miles north of East Main Street (State Highway 49), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 North Church Street, Union SC 29379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson Davis Dined in This House (about 700 feet away); Culp-Beaty Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Union County Revolutionary War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Pratt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Community Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
3. Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker
Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
4. Thomas N. Dawkins House Marker
Thomas N. Dawkins House - "The Shrubs" image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
5. Thomas N. Dawkins House - "The Shrubs"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Jan. 21, 2021