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SC#4 Hopsewee Plantation

A Major Rice Plantation and Birthplace of a Declaration of Independence Signatory

494 Hopsewee Rd
Georgetown, SC

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Question 1

A1: Except for having modern conveniences such as plumbing and electricity, Hopsewee Plantation is the original – in terms of the layout and materials -- and it is still lived in by its owners.

Question 2

A2: Thomas Lynch, Sr. was the prominent statesman from South Carolina who served on the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, the First and Second Continental Congress, and served as an Advisor to General George Washington. He suffered a stroke in February 1776 and his son Thomas Lynch, Jr. was then appointed as an additional South Carolina Delegate and signed the Declaration of Independence. The elder Lynch was never able to sign in the blank space that was left for his signature.

Question 3

A3: Hopsewee also grew Indigo. Indigo was first grown in colonial South Carolina by Eliza Lucas; Thomas Lynch, Sr. grew Indigo at Hopsewee and was the first President of the Winyah Indigo Society in Georgetown.

 
 

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