Chesterfield in Chesterfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This Carpenter Gothic house was begun ca. 1858 for Aaron Austin (1831-1863) and his wife Margaret Jane Craig. Austin, a Northerner who settled in Chesterfield in the 1850s, was a lawyer and also a Chesterfield District magistrate. He joined the Confederate army in 1862, became 2nd lt. of Co. D, 6th S.C. Cavalry, and died in 1863 in Charleston County. This house remained unfinished until after the war.
(Reverse): In 1903 Aaron Austin’s widow Margaret gave this house to George Kershaw Laney (1872-1959) and Sarah Louise Tiller (1883-1963) as a wedding present. Laney was a lawyer and teacher, then a longtime state representative and senator, serving in the S.C. House 1903-06 and the S.C. Senate 1907-1922 and 1931-1942. He was a member of the Senate judiciary committee 1911-1922 and 1931-1942, and committee chair 1919-1922.
Erected 2010 by The Town of Chesterfield. (Marker Number 13-10.)
Location. 34° 44.174′ N, 80° 5.409′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, South Carolina, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on West Main, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302, Chesterfield SC 29709, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within W. D. Craig House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Secession Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesterfield Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); John Craig House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chesterfield Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 8½ miles away in North Carolina); John J. McRae (approx. 9.7 miles away in North Carolina); Sneedsborough (approx. 9.7 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 21, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.