Hampton Plantation, McClellanville, South Carolina.

Hampton Plantation, McClellanville, South Carolina.

The plantation was established in 1735, and its main house exhibits one of the earliest known examples in the United States of a temple front in domestic architecture. It is also one of the state’s finest examples of a wood frame Georgian plantation house. (Wikipedia)

Hampton Plantation, McClellanville, South Carolina.
Hampton Plantation, McClellanville, South Carolina.

The house has an evolutionary construction history, begun in 1735 and ending roughly in 1790-91. The original owner of the land, and first section of the house was a French Huguenot refugee. Successive owners were each among the founders of South Carolina, and Charleston.

The final owner Archibald Rutledge was a poet laureate and educator. The property is currently owned by the state and is a National Landmark.

The site is in the Santee Delta of South Carolina.

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