Brattonsville Historic District

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Brattonsville Historic District
Historic Brattonsville main house.jpg
Main house
Brattonsville Historic District is located in South Carolina
Brattonsville Historic District
Nearest city McConnells, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°52′4″N 81°10′39″W / 34.86778°N 81.17750°W / 34.86778; -81.17750Coordinates: 34°52′4″N 81°10′39″W / 34.86778°N 81.17750°W / 34.86778; -81.17750
Area 6,760 acres (2,740 ha)
Architect Col. William Bratton
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 71000812,[1] 97001205
Added to NRHP August 19, 1971

The Brattonsville Historic District is a historic district and unincorporated community in York County, South Carolina.[2][3] It includes three homes built between 1776 and 1855 by the Brattons, a prominent family of York County. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971

Contributing properties[edit]

The Revolutionary House, built in 1776 by Colonel William Bratton (who fought in the Revolutionary War), was originally a one-room log house with a small porch. Later additions were added to the original structure, and clapboard siding was placed over the original logs.

Brattonsville Historic District

The Homestead, Brattonsville's second house built about 1830 as the home of Dr. John S. Bratton, was significant as the center of an 8500-acre agricultural complex. This 12-room, 2⅛-story antebellum mansion is an example of Greek Revival residential architecture. The interior features Adam mantels, exquisite dadoes, and a carved staircase.

The Brick House, built in 1855, has a two-story brick façade with end chimneys, a two-tiered portico, stucco-over-brick columns, and a two-story wooden wing at back; it was originally a private boarding school for girls.

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 19, 1971.[1] In 1997, the district's boundary was increased to comprise 6760 acres, 24 buildings, 12 structures, and 1 object.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Ruhr, Nancy R. (February 14, 1971). "Bethesda Presbyterian Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brattonsville Historic District, York County (Brattonsville)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 16 September 2012.