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Thorntree, the plantation home of James Witherspoon (1700-1768), was built in 1749. After the death of James Witherspoon, Thorntree became the home of Gavin Witherspoon, the son of James and Elizabeth Witherspoon. During the Revolution, Tarleton with one hundred British soldiers encamped at the plantation of Gavin Witherspoon, south of the lower bridge, on Black River, early in August 1780.

As a restoration project, Williamsburg Historical Society relocated Thorntree to the city limits of Kingstree in order to provide police and fire prevention. For future generations, as well as for the present, the Historical Society desires to preserve and restore this early architectural structure.

Location: Hwy 527, Kingstree South Carolina Telephone 843-354-5428

Other History nearby:
(Santee) Berkeley Museum
(Lake City) Browntown Museum
(Stateburg) Church of the Holy Cross
(Georgetown) Hopsewee Plantation
(Georgetown) Kaminski House
(Lake City) Moore Memorial Museum

05/17 Coming to The Kingstree area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
Effingham Oktoberfest Effingham GA September27-28 The Effingham Oktoberfest is supported and organized by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The Festival is free and open to the public and parking shuttles run continuously.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.