Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Mepkin Plantation

Marker ID: SCHM 8-8
Location: Road 44, 4.9 miles S from intersection of SC 402
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 33° 6.893    W 079° 56.64
  33.11488333    -79.944
Style: Free Standing **


Home of Henry Laurens, who was born in Charleston in 1724 arid died at Mepkin in 1792. President of the first and second councils of safety, 1775-1776; president First Provincial Congress of S.C. 1775; vice president of SC 1776; president of Continental Congress 1777-78; elected minister plenipotentiary to Holland 1779. Confined fourteen months in the Tower of London and exchanged for Lord Cornwallis; signed preliminaries of peace in Paris, with Adams, Jay, and Franklin, 1782.