27-19 The Frampton Lines
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mikemtn
N 32° 37.975 W 080° 52.418
17S E 511853 N 3610600
Quick Description: Marker located at the entrance to the Lowcountry Visitors Center and Museum in Point South South Carolina. I just found out that the listed coordinates are wrong for this Marker. But it is located at the entrance to the Lowcountry Visitor center.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2006 5:55:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMHE2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
Views: 72

Long Description:
Remnants of a large earthwork originally more than 100 yards long are still visible south, west, and northwest of the Frampton House. This battery, constructed in 1861-62 by Confederate troops in the Department of S.C. and Ga., was part of an extensive system of lines intended to defend the Charleston & Savannah Railroad, a vital route through the Lowcountry.

Other side: This was the sie of "The Hill" Plantation, owned by John Rdward Frampton (1810-1896), cotton planter, state senator 1842-45, and delegate from Prince William Parish to the Secession Convention. The main houses here and at Frampton's other plantations in what was then Beaufort District were burned by Federal troops in early 1865. This house was built in 1868.
Marker Name: The Frampton Lines and John Edward Frampton House

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker number: 27-19

County: Hampton

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