Palmetto Bluff

Palmetto Bluff (HMDEY)

Location: Bluffton, SC 29910 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 12.479', W 80° 52.855'

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Wilson Ruins

The ruins that lie before you are the remains of Marion and Richard T. Wilson Jr.'s winter and spring home. The four-story mansion occupied what is now the Wilson Village Green and took approximately five years to construct. Once completed in 1914, it became the site of many lavish parties for the Wilsons' family and friends.
R.T. Wilson Jr. acquired the 18,000 acres that he named Palmetto Bluff in 1902. This land and the mansion were Wilson's idyllic retreat away from New York City until on March 2, 1926, the great mansion cauught fire and was reduced to ashes. Devastated by the loss of his beloved home, Wilson returned to New York and sold the entire property to J.E. Varn a few months later.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByUnion Camp
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 511222 N 3563495
Decimal Degrees32.20798333, -80.88091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.479', W 80° 52.855'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 28.74" N, 80° 52' 51.30" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Village Park Square, Bluffton SC 29910, US
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