Frogmore (Edisto Island, South Carolina)

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Frogmore
Frogmore (Edisto Island, South Carolina) is located in South Carolina
Frogmore (Edisto Island, South Carolina)
Frogmore (Edisto Island, South Carolina) is located in the US
Frogmore (Edisto Island, South Carolina)
Location 8341 Pine Landing Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
Coordinates 32°35′16″N 80°21′21″W / 32.58778°N 80.35583°W / 32.58778; -80.35583Coordinates: 32°35′16″N 80°21′21″W / 32.58778°N 80.35583°W / 32.58778; -80.35583
Area 43.95 acres (17.79 ha)
Built 1820
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 86003203[1]
Added to NRHP May 5, 1987

Frogmore is a plantation house on Edisto Island, South Carolina, built by Dr. Edward Mitchell of Waccamaw, about 1820 when he married Elizabeth Baynard of Edisto Island.[2][3]

Frogmore is a distinctive antebellum sea island cotton plantation. In 1840 Dr. Mitchell operated a large plantation with more than 100 slaves. The house is a rectangular, two-story, hip-roofed residence.

During the Federal occupation of Edisto Island beginning in 1862, Colonel Moore of the 55th Pennsylvania Infantry used Frogmore as his headquarters.[4]

Frogmore was listed in the National Register May 5, 1987.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Harriette Kershaw Leiding (1921). Historic Houses of South Carolina. J.B. Lippincott Company. p. 227. 
  3. ^ "Frogmore" (pdf). South Carolina Inventory Form for Historic Districts and Individual Properties in a Multiple Property Submission. October 7, 1986. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  4. ^ FreePages: 55th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
  5. ^ "Frogmore, Charleston County". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved Nov 22, 2012.