Bratton Home

Bratton Home (HMG9F)

Location: McConnells, SC 29726 York County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 51.981', W 81° 10.553'

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This structure, built by William Bratton about 1770, is one of the oldest in York County. The original log house was a two-story home. The timber frame wing at the back of the house was added later. The home was built on the Lincoln Road, sometimes listed as the Armstrong Ford Road. The wide ditch running in front of the house is the remnant of that road which was a major highway during the 18th century.

Bratton was a leading military figure in the southern campaigns of the American Revolution, becoming a colonel during the war and commanding men from the immediate area, known as Bratton's Regiment. After the war and into the 1790s, William and his wife Martha operated an "ordinary," or tavern, in their home. Here travelers obtained refreshments, meals and lodging while hearing and discussing the latest news.

William died in 1815, followed by Martha in 1816. Their son, Dr. John Simpson Bratton, remodeled the house in 1839 for use as a home, and a new wing was added for use as a school by George and Catherine Ladd. This school was called Brattonsville Female Seminary.
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HM NumberHMG9F
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 483924 N 3858236
Decimal Degrees34.86635000, -81.17588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.981', W 81° 10.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 58.86" N, 81° 10' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells SC 29726, US
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