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

Kitchen

 
 
Kitchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Kitchen Marker
Inscription.
This kitchen, built c. 1825 in Batesburg-Leesville by planter Joel Ridgell (1798-1870) whose second wide was a sister of John Fox, is almost identical to the kitchen that originally stood here from 1832 until demolished c. 1920. Each kitchen served around 30 persons including the family and their household slaves. The kitchen was detached from the main house because of heat, noice, and danger of fire.

 
Location. 33° 59.25′ N, 81° 14.367′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on Fox Street. Touch for map. Building is on the grounds of the Lexington County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington SC 29072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hazelius House (about 300 feet away); Oak Grove Schoolhouse (about 400 feet away); Daniel Koon House
Kitchen and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Kitchen and Marker
(about 400 feet away); Laurence Corley House (about 500 feet away); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Stephen's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Lexington County Museum. The Lexington County Museum, founded in 1970, offers a rare and unforgettable experience – the chance to see and touch a way of life gone forever. (Submitted on August 30, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About Joel Ridgell
The Ridgell family is of English origin and first settled at Charleston. Joel Ridgell spent all his life in Lexington County. He owned the land on which the Town of Batesburg was built, and was a highly honored character there for many years. The Fox family is likewise one of long residence in the county. (Source: History of South Carolina by Yates Snowden, pg 138.)
    — Submitted August 30, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Kitchen image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
3. Kitchen
Kitchen image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
4. Kitchen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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