Oakland Plantation

Oakland Plantation (HMWOR)

Location: Simpsonville, SC 29681 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 46.933', W 82° 14.75'

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This house was built in 1823 by Dr. Thomas Collins Austin (1790-1883), physician and planter. Austin attended the Medical University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and practiced medicine here for sixty years. His office, just north of the house, was demolished in 1953. Austin and his wife Mary Turner James (1805-1889) raised eleven children here.

In 1897 the Austin family sold the house and 550 acres to Thomas Martin Vaughan (1865-1939). Vaughan, a farmer, married Ida Tyson Vaughan (1875-1952) the next year. They raised eleven children here, just as the Austins had. Their daughter Lucille Jessie Vaughan Rice (1912-2006), the last family member to live here, sold the house to the YMCA of Greenville in 2004.
Marker Number23-44
Year Placed2011
Placed ByYMCA of Greenville and the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 386012 N 3849599
Decimal Degrees34.78221667, -82.24583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46.933', W 82° 14.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 55.98" N, 82° 14' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 344-398 County Rd 142, Simpsonville SC 29681, US
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