Cross Keys House

Cross Keys House (HM8O5)

Location: Union, SC 29379 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 37.95', W 81° 46.41'

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A post office was established in 1809 at Cross Keys, S.C. In 1812-1814, Barrum Bobo erected this house at the intersection of the Piedmont Stage Road and the Old Buncombe Road. During the ante-bellum period, it was the center of a properous plantation. The gables of the building contain the cross keys insignia and the dates of the construction.

On April 30, 1865, during the retreat from Richmond, Virginia, Jefferson Davis passed through Cross Keys, S.C., accompanied by the Confederate cabinet and his military escort of five brigades. Mrs. Mary Whitmire Davis, who owned the Cross Keys House at that time, afterwards related to her descendants the story of President Davis's luncheon at the house.
HM NumberHM8O5
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Marker Number44-3
Year Placed1970
Placed ByCherokee District United Daughters of the Confederacy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 429101 N 3832561
Decimal Degrees34.63250000, -81.77350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 37.95', W 81° 46.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 37' 57.00" N, 81° 46' 24.60" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Old Buncombe Rd, Union SC 29379, US
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