Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Drayton Hall

Marker ID: SCHM 10-14
Location: At the gate to Drayton Hall, SC 61, (Ashley River Rd.) 0.9 mile from Charleston, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 51.885    W 080° 04.963
  32.86475    -80.08271666
Style: Free Standing **


Seat of the Drayton family for seven generations, this land was acquired in 1738 by John Drayton (c. 1715-1779) as the center of his extensive indigo and rice planting ventures. One of the finest examples of Georgian Palladian architecture in America, this is the only surviving colonial plantation house on the Ashley River.

Erected by National Trust for Historic Preservation-l 984


Two sided marker - Drayton Family