Quay-Wardlaw House

Quay-Wardlaw House (HM1MM0)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
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N 34° 10.567', W 82° 22.783'

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This house, built ca. 1786, is thought to be the oldest house in Abbeville. It was built as a two-story log building by John Quay, who also ran a tavern here. He sold it ca. 1798 to James Wardlaw (1767-1842) and his wife, Quay's stepdaughter Hannah Clarke (1778-1825). James Wardlaw was the Abbeville postmaster and Abbeville District deputy clerk of court 1796-1800, then clerk of court 1800-1838. Ten of the Wardlaws' eleven children were born in this house.

Two sons were delegates to the Secession Convention: David L. Wardlaw (1799-1873), state representative and Speaker of the S.C. House, and later a judge; and Francis H. Wardlaw (1800-1861), newspaper editor, state chancellor, and state representative, from Edgefield. This house was later owned by Col. Thomas Thomson (1813-1881), state representative, delegate to the Secession Convention, Confederate officer, state senator, and judge.
HM NumberHM1MM0
Marker Number01-17
Year Placed2013
Placed ByClan Wardlaw and the Abbeville County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372845 N 3782543
Decimal Degrees34.17611667, -82.37971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.567', W 82° 22.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 34.02" N, 82° 22' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)864
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-612 Church St, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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