William R. Johnson House / The Columns

William R. Johnson House / The Columns (HMOYI)

Location: Florence, SC 29506 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 13.637', W 79° 38.896'

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William R. Johnson House
This Greek Revival house was built ca. 1854 for William R. Johnson, (1813-1893), physician, planter, and legislator in what was then Marion District. Johnson, an 1838 graduate of the Medical College of S.C., later served in the S.C. House of Representatives 1852-55 and the S.C. Senate 1860-63; he died here in 1893 and is buried at nearby Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

The Columns
After Walter L. Rankin of N.C. acquired the house in 1902, Mrs. Rankin named it "The Columns"; it is still owned by his descendants. It has been called "Carolina Hall" since 1934, when it was the model for the plantation house in the movie Carolina, starring Janet Gaynor and Lionel Barrymore. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Marker Number21-12
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Pee Dee Committee, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 624500 N 3788183
Decimal Degrees34.22728333, -79.64826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 13.637', W 79° 38.896'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 13' 38.22" N, 79° 38' 53.76" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4992-5098 Rankin Plantation Rd, Florence SC 29506, US
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