Grover in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This house, an excellent example of early Federal era-architecture, was built about 1800 for Joseph Koger, Jr. (1779-1866), planter, state representative 1806-1812, Colleton District sheriff 1813-18, and state senator 1818-1838. Koger moved to Mississippi in 1838 and sold the house to his brother-in-law, John Soule Murray (1792-1844), planter and state senator 1840-43.
In 1865 James Parsons Carroll (1809-1883), chancellor of the state court of equity, bought the house as a summer retreat. Carroll had been a state representative 1838-39, state senator 1852-53 and 1858-59, and a delegate to the Secession Convention. The house has long been called “the Old Carroll Place” and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Erected 2003 by The Generals Gordon-Capers Camp #123, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 18-12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 33° 7.716′ N, 80° 38.118′ W. Marker is in Grover, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Wire Rd. (State Road 18-19) near Sandy Branch Road, on Touch for map. Located just east of I-95,(no access), 2.5 miles West of Grover. Marker is in this post office area: Grover SC 29447, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Appleby's Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grover Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Green Pond United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Badham House / Dorchester Lumber Company (approx. 4.8 miles away); South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company (approx. 5.2 miles away); St. George Public High School/St. George Graded School (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. Paul Camp Ground (approx. 10.3 miles away); Shady Grove Camp Ground (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grover.
Regarding Koger-Murray-Carroll House. The Carroll Place, a plain Georgian I-House dwelling, is one of the oldest plantation houses in what is now Dorchester County. Its builder, Joseph Koger, was prominent in the political affairs of the area. The house appears on the Robert Mills survey of 1820. The clapboard single house is of black cypress construction and rests upon massive, low brick pillars laid in English bond. The hip roof is pierced on the rear slope by two single chimneys. On one of these, the date 1829
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