Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House"

Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (HM3CZ)

Location: Beaufort, SC 29902 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 25.963', W 80° 40.496'

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Maxcy - Rhett House
This house was built circa 1810 for Milton Maxcy (1782-1817), who came here from Massachusetts in 1804. Maxcy and his brother Virgil, who founded a school for young men in Beaufort, later taught at Beaufort College. In the 1850's Edmund Rhett (1808-1863), lawyer, planter, state representative, and state senator, brought the house and extensively remodeled it in the Greek Revival style, featuring an elaborate two-story portico.

"Secession House"
Edmund Rhett, along with his brother Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800-1876), lawyer, state representative, state attorney general, U.S. congressman and senator, was an outspoken champion of state rights and Southern nationalism from the 1830's to the Civil War. This house, long known as "Secession House," was the scene of many informal discussions and formal meetings during the 1850's by the Rhetts and their allies advocating secession and Southern independence.
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HM NumberHM3CZ
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
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Marker Number7-30
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp No. 47 Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:47am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530559 N 3588447
Decimal Degrees32.43271667, -80.67493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.963', W 80° 40.496'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 57.78" N, 80° 40' 29.76" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1113 Craven St, Beaufort SC 29902, US
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