Hearth and Home

Hearth and Home (HM21VI)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.454', W 81° 48.467'

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Cowpens National Battlefield

Richard Scruggs II bought 100 acres adjacent to Cowpens battlefield after the South Carolina General Assembly opened vacant lands for sale. Around 1811 he built a log cabin, probably with a split log roof and dirt floor. The family sheared wool, churned butter, and slaughtered animals to eat and sell. Descendants lived in the house until it burned in 1961, leaving only the chimney.

In 1802, local resident, Michael Gaffney, observed, "Every farmer or planner is his own shoemaker, tanner, tailor, carpenter, brazier, and in fact, everything else... Everything comes by the farmer and his family."

Chimney Before Restoration
Chimney After Restoration

The Virginia Tidewater design rock chimney, popular before the American Revolution, had two steps on both sides of the base of the flue, demonstrating one element of this style. Few notable examples of this architectural design still exist in South Carolina.

"They must do everything from cooking to ploughing..." Michael Gaffney
HM NumberHM21VI
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 426399 N 3887118
Decimal Degrees35.12423333, -81.80778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.454', W 81° 48.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 27.24" N, 81° 48' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)864
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S-11-122, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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