City Directories and History: This the home of Beech Hill Plantation and the Aukland Nursery.
“Sanders, Burrell of “Beech Hill” plantation. Born Feb. 12, 1803 (S.C.); married Dec. 12, 1832, Ann Jackson Faribee (Mar. 7, 1812-Sept. 6, 1896) ; died Aug. 25, 1883. Church: Methodist. Public Service: State Representative. Other: Trustee, Walterborough Academy. Slaves: 125 (St. Bartholomew’s Parish, Colleton District).”
The Last Foray, C. Gaston Davidson, SC Press – 1971
“Beech Hill was built ca. 1835 by Burrell Sanders (1803-1883). The two- story frame house is representative of Classic Carolina Farmhouses built during the First Revival Period. Square posts support the double verandahs that wrap around the three-bay-wide facade. Two chimneys rise from the gable roof’. Windows are nine over nine (9/9) lights with exterior blinds. Both facade doors are flanked by eight-light rectangular transoms and sidelights. Additions
have been made to the house and the first floor porch has been lowered to the ground. Burrell Sanders had 125 slaves at Beech Hill Plantation in 1860. His son, Archibald Campbell Sanders (1841-1916), enlisted in the Palmetto Guards of Charleston in 1861 and surrendered with General Joseph E. Johnston’s army in 1865. A.C. Sanders took over the operation of the plantation following his father’s death. In 1888 Colleton County elected Sanders to the South Carolina House of Representatives, and from 1890-98 Sanders served in the South Carolina Senate. Beech Hill Plantation is still owned by members of the Sanders family.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
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