Keowee / John Ewing Colhoun

Keowee / John Ewing Colhoun (HM63H)

Location: Central, SC 29630 Pickens County
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N 34° 42.899', W 82° 49.851'

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2? miles west is the site of Keowee built by John Ewing Colhoun as his upcountry seat in 1792. His sister, Mrs. Andrew Pickens, lived nearby at Hopewell. His daughter, Floride, married her cousin, John C. Calhoun, and lived at Fort Hill, 2½ miles south. This estate was inherited by his son, John Ewing, who lived here and made lavish improvements.

John Ewing Colhoun
Lawyer, Planter, Privy Councillor,
State Legislator and U.S. Senator.
Born in 1751 in Virginia, he moved to the Long Canes in 1756. He studied and practiced law in Charleston. He served in the militia during the Revolution and was appointed in 1782 as a Commissioner of Forfeited Estates. He died on October 26, 1802 at Keowee and was buried there.
HM NumberHM63H
Marker Number39-5
Year Placed1966
Placed ByFoundation for Historic Restoration in the Pendleton Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 332344 N 3842962
Decimal Degrees34.71498333, -82.83085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.899', W 82° 49.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 53.94" N, 82° 49' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 725 SC-133, Central SC 29630, US
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