Middleton Place / Arthur Middleton

Middleton Place / Arthur Middleton (HMAMA)

Location: Summerville, SC 29485 Dorchester County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 53.981', W 80° 8.441'

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(Front text)
Middleton Place
These famous gardens were laid out about1741 by Henry Middleton (1717-84), Presidentof Continental Congress. His son Arthur,Signer of the Declaration Of Independence,lived here as did his son Henry (1770-1846),Governor of S.C. and Minister to Russia,who introduced the comellias. His sonWilliams (1809-83) planted the first azaleas.The original residence was looted and burnedby Federal forces in 1865.

(Reverse text)
Arthur Middleton
Planter, Patriot, Signer of the Declaration ofIndependence. Born here June 26, 1742,Arthur Middleton, after receiving hiseducation in England, returned to makehis home here in 1763. He served in theCommons House of Assembly, theProvincial Congress, the Council ofSafety, the Continental Congress, themilitia, and the state legislature. He diedJan. 1, 1787, and is buried in the gardenhere.
Details
HM NumberHMAMA
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series.
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Marker Number18-4
Year Placed1964
Placed ByS.C. Daughters of American Colonists and Daughters of Colonial Wars
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 580365 N 3640493
Decimal Degrees32.89968333, -80.14068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 53.981', W 80° 8.441'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 53' 58.86" N, 80° 8' 26.46" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-149 Middleton Place Rd, Summerville SC 29485, US
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