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Hopsewee

Georgetown, South Carolina
County of Georgetown.
494 Hopsewee Road
National Register Number: 71000782
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
2005.
Congressional District: SC-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
Thomas Lynch, Jr. (1749-1779), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born here. Dating from the 1740s, the frame building, a fine example of a Carolina "low country" plantation house, shows West Indian influence, with its double-tiered piazza and dormered hip roof. The house is open to the public several days a week.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing to expand a bridge on State Highway 17 onto the landmark property, but a meeting held in the summer of 2005 among all interested parties should result in mitigation of its effects on the landmark.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
NPS will continute to monitor the project.


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