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Ghost Towns in South Carolina - Strawberry Chapel and Childsbury Town Site, Ellenton, South Carolina, Dorchester, South Carolina, Hamburg (Paperback) Loot Price: R261
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Ghost Towns in South Carolina - Strawberry Chapel and Childsbury Town Site, Ellenton, South Carolina, Dorchester, South...

Ghost Towns in South Carolina - Strawberry Chapel and Childsbury Town Site, Ellenton, South Carolina, Dorchester, South Carolina, Hamburg (Paperback)

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Chapters: Strawberry Chapel and Childsbury Town Site, Ellenton, South Carolina, Dorchester, South Carolina, Hamburg, Aiken County, South Carolina, Dunbarton, South Carolina, Meyers Mill, South Carolina, Andersonville, South Carolina, Springville, South Carolina, Mayucha, South Carolina. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Strawberry Chapel and Childsbury Town Site - James Child, an English settler, was granted a tract of 1,200 acres (490 ha) on Strawberry Bluff overlooking the Cooper River. This location was the furthest upstream that ships could travel. He established a ferry to the river. The town of Childsbury was planned for the bluff. At one time, the town had a tavern, school, chapel, race track, general store, and ferry. A tanner, butcher, shoemaker and carpenters lived in the town. Due to the growth of nearby plantations, the town withered. By 1750, the chapel and tavern continued to be used. Fairs were held until the mid 1750s. The chapel was a parochial chapel of ease of the Parish of St. John's, Berkeley. The parish church at the time was Biggin Church, which is about 10 mi (16 km) away. The designation of "parochial" meant that it had the authority to baptize and bury the dead. By 1825, Strawberry Chapel replaced Biggins Church as the parish church. The town is now a South Carolina Heritage Preserve. The town was planned to have twenty-four blocks on Strawberry Bluff. At its center was a market square. Two other squares were named Child's Square and Dixe's Square. The streets were 66 ft (20 m) wide. Property was assigned for a college, a free school, a church, and a minister's house. Child designated 600 acres (240 ha) for farms and pastures and 100 acres (40 ha) on the bluff for a future citadel. A sketch of the plan for the town ha...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=22752956

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-83781-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-83781-2
Barcode: 9781156837818

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