Royal Judge John Drayton

Royal Judge John Drayton (HM9FB)

Location: Charleston, SC 29414 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.289', W 80° 5.449'

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Born at Magnolia Plantation in 1713, butfailing to inherit Magnolia, he purchasedan adjoining tract and built Drayton Hall in1740, but later acquiring Magnolia from hisnephew. In a will hastily drawn the night hedied while fleeing the British, he willedMagnolia to his son Thomas, and the smallerDrayton Hall tract to his son Charles. Forreasons not know understood, though reputedthe colony's richest man, he left nothing tohis oldest and most illustrious son, WilliamHenry Drayton, revolutionary patriot, statesman,and soldier, who died while serving in theContinental Congress in Philadelphia.
HM NumberHM9FB
Placed ByThe National Register of Historic Places, South Carolina
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 585056 N 3637406
Decimal Degrees32.87148333, -80.09081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.289', W 80° 5.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 17.34" N, 80° 5' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston SC 29414, US
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