1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

Built in 1735 on the banks of Hampton Creek, a tributary of the Santee River. It is also one of the state’s best examples of a wood frame Georgian plantation house and on the National Historic registry.

Built of Black Cypress it is another of the buildings that has survived for centuries in a harsh environment because of the local wood used.

The area is marshland and known as the Santee Delta.

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

The plantation was created in one the most remote swamp / marsh areas I can think. Even today it’s not easy to find, we took a boat.

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

This was taken on our second attempt to get more photographs, this time we were allowed inside on the main floor (photos to be finished soon I hope).

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

As you would expect the line of historical figures and events, even way out here, are unbelievable.

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

Classic B&W photographs are always a favorite way for me to work historical sites, I had to do at least a few in the format.

 

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