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7-48 Fairfield Plantation
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
N 32° 36.050 W 080° 45.593
17S E 522531 N 3607062
Quick Description: Placed in 2014 by Beaufort County and the Friends of Gardens Corner.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2015 3:09:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMNFY8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
Views: 1

Long Description:

Located just off of US 17 on the south bound ramp to US 21, two markers sit on the side of the road in a curve. Fairfield Plantation and Gardens Corner.

Marker Text:

7-48

Fairfield Plantation

This 756-acre plantation was established before the American Revolution by planter Benjamin Garden (1736-1789), for whom Gardens Corner was later named.  Garden was also an avid sportsman, well known in the lowcountry of raising and racing thoroughbred horses.  He served in the Lower Granville County Regiment of the S.C. Militia as early as 1756.

Benjamin Garden represented Prince William’s Parish in the 1st and 2nd Provincial Congress 1775-76 and the 1st General Assembly in 1776.  He was Lt. Col. Of the Lower Granville County Regiment ca. 1775-78, then colonel 1778-80.  Captured and paroled when the British took Charleston in 1780.  Garden later gave aid to the Loyalists before the end of the Revolution.

 

Sponsored by Beaufort County and the Friends of Gardens Corner

Marker Name: Fairfield Plantation

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker number: 7-48

County: Beaufort

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