Thomas Chiles Perrin House

Thomas Chiles Perrin House (HM5Z6)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 10.861', W 82° 23.015'

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The Greek Revival residence of Thomas Chiles Perrin (1805-1878), prominent Abbeville District lawyer, planter, businessman, and politician, stood here from 1858 until it burned in 1877. When completed the house was described as "one of the finest and most commodious mansions in the State." Perrin served as mayor, state representative and senator, and for many years as president of the Greenville & Columbia RR.

In December 1860, as chair of the Abbeville District delegation to the Secession Convention, Perrin was the first signer of the Ordinance of Secession. As the Confederacy collapsed in May 1865 President Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet held their last council of war across the street at the Burt-Stark Mansion. Thomas and Jane Eliza Perrin hosted most of the Cabinet here during its brief stay in Abbeville.
HM NumberHM5Z6
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Abbeville County Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number1-10
Year Placed1997
Placed ByAbbeville County Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372496 N 3783092
Decimal Degrees34.18101667, -82.38358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.861', W 82° 23.015'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 51.66" N, 82° 23' 0.90" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 330-398 SC-71, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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