Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Secession House

Marker ID: USC 7-30
Location: on Craven Street near Church Street
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 25.964    W 080° 40.497
  32.432733    -80.67495
Style: Free Standing **


"Secession House"
Edmund Rhett, along with his brother Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800-1876), lawyer, state representative, state attorney general, U.S. congressman and senator, was an outspoken champion of state rights and Southern nationalism from the 1830´s to the Civil War. This house, long known as "Secession House," was the scene of many informal discussions and formal meetings during the 1850´s by the Rhetts and their allies advocating secession and Southern independence.

Erected 2005 by The Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp No. 47 Sons of Confederate Veterans.