Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Middleton Place

Marker ID: SCHM 18-4
Location: SC 61, 12 miles NW of Charleston, SC
County: Dorchester
Coordinates: N 32° 53.975    W 080° 08.457
  32.89958333    -80.14095
Style: Free Standing **


These famous gardens were laid out about 1741 by Henry Middleton (1717-84), President of Continental Congress. His son, Arthur, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived here as did his son Henry (1770-1845); Henry was Governor of S.c., and minister to Russia, and he introduced the camellias. Henry´s son William (1809-83) planted the first azaleas. The original residence was looted and burned by federal forces in 1865.

Erected by S. C. Societies of Daughters of American Colonists and Daughters of Colonial Wars - 1966


Two Sided Marker - Arthur Middleton
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Middleton Place
Arthur Middleton