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Prosperity in Newberry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Rock House

 
 
The Rock House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 1, 2008
1. The Rock House Marker
Inscription. On December 7, 1756, the Council of the Colony recorded a petition of Jacob Hoffman for 200 acres of bounty land. He was granted this acreage on Palmetto Branch in 1758. The building on this tract, which has long been known as "The Rock House," exhibits details of construction which support the local tradition that it was built before the American Revolution.
 
Erected 1970 by Newberry County Historical Society. (Marker Number 36-8.)
 
Location. 34° 13.367′ N, 81° 36.05′ W. Marker is in Prosperity, South Carolina, in Newberry County. Marker is on St. Luke's Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prosperity SC 29127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bush River Quaker Meeting (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mollohon Mill and Village (approx. 3.2 miles away); Henry McNeal Turner (approx. 3.3 miles away); Calvin Crozier Murder Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Newberry Village Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Newberry Cotton Mills
Western View of St. Luke's Church Road and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 1, 2008
2. Western View of St. Luke's Church Road and the Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Korean War (approx. 3.7 miles away); Newberry County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Calvin Crozier (approx. 3.7 miles away); Newberry County World War I Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,479 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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