Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Burt-Stark House (Front)

Marker ID: Abbeville County Historical Society 1-7
Location: 306 North Main Street, Abbeville, SC
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 10.832    W 082° 22.898
  34.180533    -82.381633
Style: Free Standing **


When Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, left Richmond after its fall in April 1865, he traveled south, trying to reach and rally the remnants of his army. On May 2, he spent the night at the home of Co I. Armistead Burt. In 1971, Burt´s great-niece Mary Stark Davis gave this historic house and all its furnishings to Abbeville´s Historic Preservation Commission.

Erected by Abbeville County Historic Preservation Commission-1979


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