Millford, 1mile west, is the finestGreek Revival house in S.C. and oneof the finest in America. It wasbuilt from 1839 to 1841 for JohnLaurence Manning (1816-1889), aplanter, state legislator, andgovernor 1852-54, and his wife Susan Hampton Manning, a daughter of Gen.Wade Hampton I. Some contemporarieswho thought it extravagant calledthe mansion "Manning's Folly."
The three-story, stucco-over-brickhouse features a massive porticowith six fluted Corinthian columns.Noted interior features include adome and oculus over a circularstair, and double parlors. Manyelaborate interior finishes aredesigns from Minard Lafever'sBeauties of Modern Architecture(1835). Millford was designated aNational Historic Landmark in 1973.