Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Koger-Murray-Carroll House

Marker ID: SCHM 18-12
Location: Old Wire Rd. (S.C. Sec. Rd. 18-19) just E of I-95, 2.5 mi. W of Grover, SC
County: Dorchester
Coordinates: N 33° 7.716    W 080° 38.118
  33.1286    -80.6353
Style: Free Standing **


This house, an excellent example of early Federal era-architecture, was built about 1800 for Joseph Koger, Jr. (1779-1866), planter, state representative 1806-1812, Colleton District sheriff 1813-18, and state senator 1818-1838. Koger moved to Mississippi in 1838 and sold the house to his brother-in-law, John Soule Murray (1792-1844), planter and state senator 1840-43.

In 1865 James Parsons Carroll (1809-1883), chancellor of the state court of equity, bought the house as a summer retreat. Carroll had been a state representative 1838-39, state senator 1852-53 and 1858-59, and a delegate to the Secession Convention. The house has long been called “the Old Carroll Place” and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Erected by the Generals Gordon-Capers Camp #123,
Sons of Confederate Veterans, 2003