Near Mars Bluff in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This house was built in 1846 for Evander A. Gregg (1818-1874), a planter in what was Marion District. Its high masonry basement and porch form, indigenous to northeastern S.C., make it a fine example of a raised Carolina cottage. It was acquired by R.L. Singletary (1830-1910) in 1867 and by J.W. Wallace (1861-1928) in 1912. The plantation was named Red Doe in the 1930s.
“Red Doe” refers to an incident during the Revolution when Patriot scout Andrew Hunter escaped on “Red Doe,” the horse of Loyalist Col. David Fanning. Red Doe, restored by Chisolm and Annie Wallace in 1940, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. In 2006 Robert P. Wilkins donated it to a nonprofit group for preservation.
Erected 2009 by the Florence City and County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 21-27.)
Location. 34° 10.513′ N, 79° 38.903′ W. Marker is near Mars Bluff, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on Francis Marion Rd. (State Highway 327), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Zion Rosenwald School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hewn-Timber Cabins (approx. 1.4 miles away); Francis Marion Memorial Highway (approx. 1½ miles away); Atomic Bomb Accident at Mars Bluff, March 11, 1958 (approx. 1.7 miles away); American Legion Post #1 / 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jamestown (approx. 3.4 miles away); William W. Harllee (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mars Bluff.
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Florence County approves Red Doe Plantation preservation (12/2013). Local news story about the beginning of preservation efforts. Contains closeup photos of the house condition along with interior photos. (Submitted on May 12, 2014, by David Taylor of Darlington, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 5. submitted on November 6, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 12, 2014, by David Taylor of Darlington, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.