Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: SCHM 19-20
Location: 1150 Augusta Road, Trenton, SC
County: Edgefield
Coordinates: N 33° 45.053    W 081° 52.893
  33.75088333    -81.88155
Style: Free Standing **



(Side 1)
This Greek Revival House was built for Nathan L. Griffin (1903-1853), lawyer, planter, and member of the S.C. House 1838-39 and S.C. Senate 1846-1853. Griffin’s son-in-law Milledge L. Bonham ( 1813-1890) lived here with his wife Ann From their marriage in 1845 to 1861. Bonham, after serving in the S.C. House, was an Officer during the Mexican War and a U.S. Congressman 1857-1860.

(Side 2)
Bonham, a Confederate general and C.S. Congressman during the Civil War, was governor of S.C. 1862-64. In 1863 he sold Darby to George A. Trenholm (1807-1876). Confederate Secretary of the Treasury 1864-1865, whose relative Francis S. Holmes (1815-1882) of the Confederate Nitre & Mining Bureau lived here 1864-65. Darby was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

2012 by Edgefield County Historical Society.