Goose Creek in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Oaks, an inland rice plantation, was established here by Edward Middleton (d. 1685) on a 1678 grant from the Lords Proprietors. Middleton, a planter who came to S.C. from Barbados, received 1,630 acres on Yeaman’s Creek, later renamed Goose Creek. Middleton served in several colonial offices, including as a member of the Grand Council. The Oaks passed to Middleton’s son Arthur (1681-1737), also on the Council, later President of the first Royal Council.
Arthur Middleton’s son Henry (1717-1784) served in the Continental Congress 1774-75 and was briefly its President. He later served in the Provincial Congress and first General Assembly of S.C. The original house here burned in 1840, long after the Middletons sold the property. The present house was built 1892 for Maine businessman Edwin Parsons, and renovated in 1930 by New York banker Charles Sabin. It has been The Oaks Plantation Golf & Country Club since 1964.
Erected 2008 by the Rotary Club of Goose Creek. (Marker Number 8-54.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1678.
Location. 32° 59.031′ N, 80° 2.135′ W. Marker is in Goose Creek, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of The Oaks Avenue and Middleton Drive on The Oaks Avenue. Marker is located at the Oaks Plantation Golf & Country Club. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goose Creek SC 29445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goose Creek Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Goose Creek Church (approx. half a mile away); Howe Hall Plantation / Howe Hall Elementary School (approx. half a mile away); St. James, Goose Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Yamasee War At Goose Creek, 1715 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boochawee Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goose Creek / City of Goose Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Button Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goose Creek.
Also see . . . Oaks Plantation - Goose Creek Berkeley County South Carolina SC. (Submitted on April 4, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.)
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