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Gilbert-Clayton House — Dorchester, South Carolina


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This farm house in rural Dorchester County was built in 1854 by Joshua Gilbert. It fell into the hands of the federal government during Reconstruction due to unpaid taxes. When the Clayton family purchased the property, the home served as their private residence as well as as a stagecoach stop and boarding house. The home remains in the Clayton family.

Gilbert Clayton House

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Clayton House in Dorchester

John Van Dalen of Charleston, 2009 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Gilbert Clayton House

John Van Dalen of Charleston, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent


Gilbert-Clayton House Info


Address: 842 Wire Road, Dorchester, SC 29437
GPS Coordinates: 33.074964,-80.445244


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3 Comments about Gilbert-Clayton House

Marcy Clayton Trott HawleyNo Gravatar says:
April 25th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

I’m interested in Clifford Timpson’s question. My questions are which Claytons would they be and what dates did they own the property?

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
April 21st, 2018 at 11:43 am

That could certainly be possible! This house is located along the Wire Road, which was a prominent trading and traveling path. We would recommend reaching out to the Upper Dorchester County Historical Society, or possibly the archives in Dorchester County. The archives phone number is (843)-563-0053, hope this helps!

Clifford TimpsonNo Gravatar says:
April 20th, 2018 at 11:00 am

I am wondering if at anytime in the distant past the this could have been considered the Clayton Plantation? And, if so, what time did it serve has the Plantation?





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