Monthly Archives: October 2018


George Washington Visits

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….

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General Assembly meets in Old Jacksonborough

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…

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CCHAPS Preservation Award Information

Preservation Awards Nominations will be accepted until March 1 via email at info@cchaps, mail to 205 Church St., Walterboro, SC 29488 or call the office at 843-549-9633. There are several different categories for nominations, a brief description of each is…

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The Nullification House

On Jefferies Boulevard in Walterboro, South Carolina there used to stand a house that was once owned by Robert Barnwell Rhett.  It’s unfortunate that despite efforts to acquire the property by the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society this house…

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The Colleton County Courthouse

Prominently at the corner of Hampton Street and Jefferies Boulevard stands an impressive white building.  The eye-catching statue and soaring columns give it an air of splendor and majesty.  This is the Colleton County Courthouse, the seat of justice in…

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