John Craig House

John Craig House (HMIUR)

Location: Chesterfield, SC 29709 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.151', W 80° 5.112'

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This house, the oldest in Chesterfield, was built ca. 1798 for John Craig (1755-1839), veteran of the American Revolution, merchant and miller, and county official. Craig's father Hugh moved his family from Ireland to Virginia in 1760; John and his older brother Alexander came to S.C. soon after the war and helped organize Chesterfield District, later Chesterfield County. Craig was also Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and Commissioner of Locations.

Craig, his wife Sarah Chapman (1778-1852), and their eleven children lived in this 14-room house, which often entertained travelers and distinguished guests. Craig ran a general store, tannery, and shoe shop in Chesterfield, and Craig's Mill on Thompson's Creek. His son William E. lived here on March 2, 1865, when Federal Gen. W.T. Sherman used the house as his overnight headquarters in Chesterfield.
Marker Number13-9
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTown of Chesterfield
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 583745 N 3844131
Decimal Degrees34.73585000, -80.08520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.151', W 80° 5.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 9.06" N, 80° 5' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 E Main St, Chesterfield SC 29709, US
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