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Cordesville in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mepkin Plantation

 
 
Mepkin Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Mepkin Plantation Marker
Inscription. Home of Henry Laurens, born in Charleston in 1724, died at Mepkin in 1792. President of the First and Second Councils of Safety, 1775-76. President First Provincial Congress of S.C. 1775. Vice President of S.C. 1776. President of Continental Congress 1777-78. Elected Minister Plenipotentiary to Holland 1779. Confined 14 months in Tower of London, exchanged for Lord Cornwallis. Signed in Paris, with Adams, Jay and Franklin, Preliminaries of Peace, 1782. (Marker Number 8-8.)
 
Location. 33° 6.893′ N, 79° 56.643′ W. Marker is in Cordesville, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Dr. Evans Road (State Highway 8-44), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located just south of Mepkin Abbey Road. Marker is in this post office area: Cordesville SC 29434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Strawberry Chapel (approx. 1½ miles away); Francis Marion (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mulberry Plantation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lewisfield Plantation (approx. 5½ miles away); St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease / Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stony Landing House
Mepkin Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By C Summers, April 6, 2017
2. Mepkin Plantation Marker
In the process of being re-painted
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Wadboo Barony (approx. 5.6 miles away); Wadboo Barony: Francis Marion’s Last Headquarters (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mepkin Plantation and The Henry Laurens Family. In 1762, John Colleton, Esquire, sold the 3,000 acre Mepkin Plantation to Henry Laurens. (Submitted on October 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Plantations. Mepkin Plantation – Moncks Corner – Berkeley County (Submitted on October 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Touring South Carolina's Revolutionary War Sites By Daniel W. Barefoot, page 41. Henry and Clare Boothe Luce, publishers of Time and Life Magazines, aquired the estate in 1936. (Submitted on October 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Mepkin Plantation Marker as seen looking north along Dr. Evans Road (State Road 8-44) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
3. Mepkin Plantation Marker as seen looking north along Dr. Evans Road (State Road 8-44)
old Mepkin Plantation entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
4. old Mepkin Plantation entrance
Mepkin Plantation Oak Avenue image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
5. Mepkin Plantation Oak Avenue
Henry Laurens image. Click for full size.
by Charles Willson Peale, from life, c. 1784.
6. Henry Laurens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on April 16, 2017, by C Summers of Manning, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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