Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Catharine Ladd

Marker ID: SCHM 20-14
Location: 231 South Congress Street, Winnsboro
County: Fairfield
Coordinates: N 34° 22.642    W 081° 5.13
  34.37736666    -81.0855
Style: Free Standing **


Born in Virginia in 1810, playwright, poet, and educator, Catharine Stratton Ladd married George Ladd, an artist who had studied with Samuel F.B. Morse. The Ladds owned this house from 1852 until 1862. Mrs. Ladd was principal of the Winnsboro Female Institute and during the War Between the States was president of the Fairfield District Ladies´ Relief Association. She died 1899 and is buried at Salem Presbyterian Church.

Erected by Fairfield County Historical Society - 1979


Two sided marker - Cathcart-Ketchin House