The African Burial Ground of Drayton Hall

The African Burial Ground of Drayton Hall

A Sacred Place: Drayton Hall’s African Burial Ground Circa 1738, Drayton Hall began with the purchase of an advertised 350-acre tract along the banks of the Ashley River amongst other prominent Carolinians and their plantations. Envisioned by the 23-year-old John Drayton (1715-1779), Drayton Hall served as his family’s home-seat, both a primary residence and management… Continued

The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

300 Years of History: The Powder Magazine of South Carolina South Carolina was first settled in 1670 under the authority of eight landowners – the Lords Proprietors. As a private colony with no formal military presence, self-defense was a constant concern. By the 18th century the Proprietors had learned the difficulties of managing their colony from… Continued