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John Rutledge Home



Marker ID: SCHM 10-12
Location: 116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 46.576    W 079° 55.972
  32.77626666    -79.93286666
Style: Mounted **
 



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This house, built before the American Revolution, was the residence of John Rutledge (1739-1800), first governor of the State of South Carolina. He was president of South Carolina, 1776 - 78, and Governor, 1779 - 82, signer of the U. S. Constitution, 1787, Chief Justice of South Carolina 1791 - 95, and Chief Justice of the United States, 1795. The house was altered in 1853 by P. H. Hammarskold, who added the ornamental iron.

Erected by South Carolina Society Daughters of Colonial Wars-1973


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More information:
Wikipedia - John Rutledge