Historical Events

General Assembly meets in Old Jacksonborough in 1782

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In 1782, the occupation of Charleston by the British forced the General Assembly to convene in the village of Old Jacksonborough. The House of Representatives meetings were conducted at the Masonic Lodge and the Senate meetings were held at the Tavern of …

George Washington Visits in May of 1791

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George Washington, on his southern tour in May of 1791, was entertained at Duharra Plantation, home of Congressman O’Brien Smith, who served in the General Assembly, the State Senate, and was the second President of the Hibernian Society of Charleston. …