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

John Craig House

 
 
John Craig House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
1. John Craig House Marker
Inscription.  [Front]:
This house, the oldest in Chesterfield, was built ca. 1798 for John Craig (1755-1839), veteran of the American Revolution, merchant and miller, and county official. Craig’s father Hugh moved his family from Ireland to Virginia in 1760; John and his older brother Alexander came to S.C. soon after the war and helped organize Chesterfield District, later Chesterfield County. Craig was also Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and Commissioner of Locations.

[Reverse]:
Craig, his wife Sarah Chapman (1778-1852), and their eleven children lived in this 14-room house, which often entertained travelers and distinguished guests. Craig ran a general store, tannery, and shoe shop in Chesterfield, and Craig’s Mill on Thompson’s Creek. His son William E. lived here on March 2, 1865, when Federal Gen. W.T. Sherman used the house as his overnight headquarters in Chesterfield.
 
Erected 2009 by Town of Chesterfield. (Marker Number 13-9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1785.
 
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34° 44.151′ N, 80° 5.112′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, South Carolina, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Green Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield SC 29709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesterfield Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Chesterfield Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); First Secession Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); W. D. Craig House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin-Craig-Laney House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chesterfield Academy (approx. half a mile away); Chesterfield High School (approx. half a mile away); Sherman's March (approx. 7.2 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
John Craig House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
2. John Craig House Marker
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John Craig House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
3. John Craig House Marker
John Craig House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
4. John Craig House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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