8-54 The Oaks
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 32° 59.033 W 080° 02.132
17S E 590114 N 3649913
Quick Description: Located at The Oaks Ave and Middleton Drive, Goose Creek
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2020 9:02:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM11XD5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
Views: 3

Long Description:
Side 1
The Oaks, an inland rice plantation, was established here by Edward Middleton (d. 1685) on a 1678 grant from the Lords Proprietors. Middleton, a planter who came to S.C. from Barbados, received 1,630 acres on Yeaman’s Creek, later renamed Goose Creek. Middleton served in several colonial offices, including as a member of the Grand Council. The Oaks passed to Middleton’s son Arthur (1681-1737), also on the Council, later President of the first Royal Council.
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Side 2
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Arthur Middleton’s son Henry (1717-1784) served in the Continental Congress 1774-75 and was briefly its President. He later served in the Provincial Congress and first General Assembly of S.C. The original house here burned in 1840, long after the Middletons sold the property. The present house was built 1892 for Maine businessman Edwin Parsons, and renovated in 1930 by New York banker Charles Sabin. It has been The Oaks Plantation Golf & Country Club since 1964.

Erected by the Rotary Club of Goose Creek 2008
Marker Name: The Oaks

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 8-54

County: Berkeley

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