Archibald Rutledge Birthplace

Archibald Rutledge Birthplace (HMQ4S)

Location: McClellanville, SC 29458 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 4.959', W 79° 27.553'

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Archibald Hamilton Rutledge (1883-1973), educator, man of letters, and the first poet laureate of S.C., was born at this site, in a house known to the Rutledge family as "Summer Place." Rutledge, who grew up here and at Hampton Plantation, taught English for 33 years at Mercersburg Academy, in Mercersburg, Pa. By the 1920s he was well known for his poems, nature articles, hunting tales, essays, and other writings.

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Appointed poet laureate in 1934, Rutledge retired in 1937 to the family home at Hampton Plantation, where he graciously received many visitors (Hampton, 7 mi. N is now a state historic site). He is perhaps best known for Home by the River (1941), his affectionate memoir of Hampton and the people, wildlife, and landscape of the Santee Delta. Rutledge died here in 1973 and was inducted into the S.C. Hall of Fame in 1984.
HM NumberHMQ4S
Marker Number10-35
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe St. James-Santee Parish Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 643806 N 3661505
Decimal Degrees33.08265000, -79.45921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 4.959', W 79° 27.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 4' 57.54" N, 79° 27' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 464-484 State Rd S-10-9, McClellanville SC 29458, US
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