Button Hall

Button Hall (HMJNU)

Location: Goose Creek, SC 29445 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 0.205', W 80° 2.145'

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This plantation was once part of Boochawee Hall, owned by Governor James Moore (d. 1706). Moore left 615 acres to his daughter Rebecca, who married Thomas Barker (d. 1715) in 1709. Barker, who planted inland rice here, served one term in the Commons House of Assembly. In 1715, at the outset of the Yemassee War, Barker raised and commanded a company defending Goose Creek. That spring Capt. Barker and 26 of his men were killed in a Yemassee ambush.

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Rebecca Moore Barker married planter William Dry (d. 1740), who served six terms in the Commons House of Assembly and was its Speaker 1728-29. In 1785 William Loughton Smith (1758-1812) acquired the plantation; he was a state representative and later U.S. Congressman and U.S. minister to Portugal. Button Hall was owned by two of Smith's grandsons after the Civil War, when it was subdivided and sold or rented to freedmen for small farms.
Marker Number8-46
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe City of Goose Creek
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590074 N 3652078
Decimal Degrees33.00341667, -80.03575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 0.205', W 80° 2.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 0' 12.30" N, 80° 2' 8.70" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Button Hall Ave, Goose Creek SC 29445, US
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