James Washington Moore House

James Washington Moore House (HMHP5)

Location: Hampton, SC 29924 Hampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.111', W 81° 6.832'

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This house, built between 1878 and 1885, was the home of James Washington Moore (1837-1912), lawyer, Confederate officer, state legislator, and militia officer. Moore, a native of Gillisonville, was educated at the University of Ga. and returned to S.C. in 1859 to practice law. He was a sergeant in the Hampton Legion Cavalry, then 1st lt. and adjutant of the 2nd S.C. Cavalry, and was wounded in 1863.

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Moore represented Beaufort District in the S.C. House 1866-67, and moved to Hampton when Hampton County was created in 1878. He was Hampton County's first state senator, serving 1878-1894 and 1901-02. Moore was also chairman of the senate military committee and an officer in the militia, retiring as a major general in 1891. He is buried at Gillisonville Baptist Church, in what is now Jasper County.
HM NumberHMHP5
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Marker Number25-12
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Rivers Bridge Camp #842, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 489347 N 3636716
Decimal Degrees32.86851667, -81.11386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.111', W 81° 6.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 6.66" N, 81° 6' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 Oak St W, Hampton SC 29924, US
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