Near Summerville in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Middleton Place / Arthur Middleton
Erected 1964 by S.C. Daughters of American Colonists and Daughters of Colonial Wars. (Marker Number 18-4.)
Topics and series. This Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Colonial Wars, the Daughters of the American Colonists, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
Location. 32° 53.981′ N, 80° 8.441′ W. Marker is near Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Ashley River Road (State Highway 61), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC 29414, 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. Archdale Hall (approx. 2.2 miles away); Windsor Hill Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Windsor Hill Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); Magnolia Plantation (approx. 3˝ miles away); Royal Judge John Drayton (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Rev. John G. Drayton (approx. 3.6 miles away); Colonial Dorchester (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Dorchester (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerville.
Regarding Middleton Place / Arthur Middleton. Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved 18th-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake. It was the home of four important generations of Middletons, beginning with Henry Middleton, President of the First Continental Congress; Arthur, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Henry, Governor of South Carolina and an American Minister to Russia; and Williams, a signer of the Ordinance of Secession.
Also see . . .
1. Middleton Place, Wikipedia entry. (65 acres) is an eighteenth-century former rice plantation with the earliest extensive formal gardens laid out in the thirteen colonies, located along the Ashley River (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Low Country Interludes, Saturday, April 19, 2008. By Gretchen McKay, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Middleton Place~ was burned and looted by Union troops in 1865, then suffered more damage during the great Charleston (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Arthur Middleton biography. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,873 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on November 11, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 7, 8. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.