Springfield Plantation - Fort Mill, SC
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N 35° 02.879 W 080° 55.624
17S E 506652 N 3878366
Springfield Plantation is a NRHP listed house built in 1806 in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Waymark Code: WM18NKC
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 08/30/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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"The house is a two-story, white weatherboard house with a gable roof and pedimented gable ends. There are two one-story wings on either side with gable roofs. There is a one-story porch with hipped roof supported by eight Ionic columns. There are five windows across the second story and four windows and a double entrance door across the first story. Each wing has two windows on the front side of the house. The main block as brick corbeled chimneys on both ends. There is a two-story addition toward the rear. The house has a composition roof."-Springfield Plantation

Marker Text:
This house was built ca. 1806 for planter John Springs III (1782-1853), who served in the S.C. House 1828-34 and was a partner in several banks, railroads, and textile mills before the Civil War. His son Andrew Baxter Springs (1819-1886) enlarged and remodeled this house in the 1850s. He served in the S.C. House 1852-56 and was also a delegate to the Secession Convention.

On April 26, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet, making their way south from Richmond, Va., stopped here. Davis and part of his party spent the night here at the insistence of young ladies who greeted them with flowers. Springfield, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, has been headquarters of Leroy Springs & Company since 1987.
Marker Name: Springfield Plantation

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 46-45

County: York

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