Hewn-Timber Cabins

Hewn-Timber Cabins (HMBXQ)

Location: Florence, SC 29506 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 11.754', W 79° 38.993'

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The African Americans who built the two hewn-timber cabins that stand 200 yds. S. on Wallace Woods Road were brought to Mars Bluff as slaves in 1836. They lived in these cabins on the cotton plantation of J. Eli Gregg, in what was then Marion District. These cabins are the last two of eight that originally stood in a cotton field at what is now the center of the university campus.
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The cabins, built of 4"x9" hand-hewn timbers, feature precise full-dovetail joints and pine plank floors. They were enlarged after the Civil War. Freedmen and later tenant farmers lived in these houses until the 1950s. Relocated several times, one cabin was moved to this site in 1980, the other in 1990. They were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Marker Number21-15
Year Placed2002
Placed ByFrancis Marion University
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 624397 N 3784701
Decimal Degrees34.19590000, -79.64988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.754', W 79° 38.993'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 45.24" N, 79° 38' 59.58" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4822 E Palmetto St, Florence SC 29506, US
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