Austin Plantation: Settled before the rev. war by Nathaniel Austin (c. 1720 - c. 1800) and his wife, Agnes Dickinson. Ten sons: Nathaniel, Jr., Walter, Thomas, John, Francis, Dickinson, William, Thompson, Samuel & Robert. One daughter: Mary. Nathaniel Austin, Capt., S.C. Militia, & sons served in the Rev. War. The first house was a mile south near Gilder Creek & family cemetery. Second house 1786 was 100 yds. east of this marker. Present house built 1830 by William & Jane Collins Austin. Eight generations of Austins have lived on this land.Erected 1977 in memory of William Renwick Austin (1906-1973) by descendants of Nathaniel Austin.