Rural Point

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Rural Point
Rural Point.jpg
Rural Point, July 2012
Rural Point is located in South Carolina
Rural Point
Location Old Camden Rd., Winnsboro, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°21′57″N 81°4′36″W / 34.36583°N 81.07667°W / 34.36583; -81.07667Coordinates: 34°21′57″N 81°4′36″W / 34.36583°N 81.07667°W / 34.36583; -81.07667
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1852 (1852)
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001210[1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1972

Rural Point, also known as Robertson House and Doty House, is a historic home and garden located at Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina. It was built in 1852, and is a 1 1/2-story, 12 bay, Greek Revival style frame dwelling over a high basement. The façade features a gable-roofed porch which is supported by four square columns. The property features a semi-formal garden said to have been designed by John Grimke Drayton, noted landscape architect of Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. Also on the property is a typical southern planter’s office of white clapboard. It was built by William Ross Robertson, probate judge and commissioner of equity of Fairfield County who served in South Carolina House of Representatives and as a member of the Secession Convention.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Ben F. Hornsby (December 1971). "Rural Point" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rural Point, Fairfield County (Old Camden Road, Winnsboro)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 5 July 2012.