Century House – Ridgeway, South Carolina


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This historic home was used as the Confederate Headquarters for Wade Hampton’s cavalry from February 17-19 of 1865. Lead by General P.G.T. Beauregard, troops fled on the heels of Union soldiers, who arrived just days later.

Century House

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The Century House in Ridgeway is listed in the National Historic Register and now serves as town hall.

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Century House Plantation, Circa 1890 © Contributed by Angie Arndt


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Address: 170 South Dogwood Avenue, Ridgeway, SC 29130
Website: http://www.ridgewaysc.org/

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4 Comments about Century House

Jerolyn CarrollNo Gravatar says:
August 26th, 2015 at 9:01 am

Have never seen the name Murphy, but will be on the lookout for it. I am fairly familiar with the names in Ridgeway/Fairfield Co. during this time. James Buchanan Coleman and Asneath Davis were married 8 October 1840, so it would have been built in that time period.

Jerolyn CarrollNo Gravatar says:
August 26th, 2015 at 8:48 am

My great-great-grandfather, James Buchanan Coleman, built this house. He had already purchased the Roseborough Place to bring his bride, Aseaneah Davis…so it could not have been on same plat of land. They could see the bricks being made at night in the old kilns near the stream. This house was the birthplace of the Coleman children. Several generations of Colemans lived here. After the Civil War and the death of JBC, the family turned it into a hotel for the travelers coming through Ridgeway on the train.

Jerome RoseboroughNo Gravatar says:
October 20th, 2014 at 10:44 am

Dee Hill, my 3x great-grandfather, John Cupit Rosborough, and his parents, John Rosborough and Ann Cupit, used to own the Rosborough house that sits where the current Century House is today. John Cupit Rosborough died in 1860. His parents John and Ann came from Antrim, Ireland.

Dee HillNo Gravatar says:
April 25th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Is there a book with the slave and slave owner in it. I am looking for my great great grandparents
who were from Ireland. My great grandfather was born in the Century House in 1844. His name was Benjamin Murphy. Please what help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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