Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Lott's Tavern & Post Office

Marker ID: SCHM 19-14
Location: 1225 Calhoun St., Johnston
County: Edgefield
Coordinates: N 33° 50.616    W 081° 47.204
  33.8436    -81.78673333
Style: Free Standing **


A house built for Emsley Lott about 1770, later Lott´s Tavern and still later Lott´s Post Office, stood here until it was demolished in 1918. Lott soon enlarged his one-room log house to become a tavern on the Columbia road. In 1839 his son John built a front room on the tavern and became the first postmaster of Lott´s Post Office, the first post office in present-day Johnston.

Erected by the Ridge Heritage Association, 2001