Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Ragtown



Marker ID: SCHM 35-22
Location: intersection of SC 38 and Road 18
County: Marlboro
Coordinates: N 34° 25.329    W 079° 37.264
  34.42215    -79.621067
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Located four miles west, this plantation of 2,991 acres was acquired by Baron Poellnitz in 1790 in exchange for some 22 acres in Manhattan, N.Y. Tradition says that deeds for the transaction were drawn in Alexander Hamilton´s law office. Poellnitz continued his agricultural experiments at Ragtown. He died in 1801 and was buried on the plantation.

Erected by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission - 1976


Notes:

Two sided - Frederick Charles Hans Bruno Poellnitz