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Thomas Middleton of The Oaks rice plantation, near Charleston, S.C. (1753-1797) by West, Benjamin - Date: 1770

Thomas Middleton of The Oaks rice plantation, near Charleston, S. by West, Benjamin - Date: 1770

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Middleton Place

The Butterfly Lakes at Middleton Place Gardens - oldest landscaped gardens in America and one of my favorite places in Charleston

Genealogy profile for Col. Thomas Middleton, Esq.

Genealogy profile for Col. Thomas Middleton, Esq.

Man’s purple silk velvet court suit, 1793. The voided velvet coat has elaborate floral embroidery and the knee-length breeches have a fall front. The matching embroidered silk vest is too fragile to display. This suit was worn by Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828) of Charleston while he was Ambassador to the Court of Saint James under President George Washington, 1792-1796. Thomas was the son of Charles Pinckney and Eliza Lucas.  Charleston Museum

court suit, Purple silk velvet with elaborate floral embroidery. This suit was worn by Thomas Pinckney of Charleston while he was Ambassador to the Court of Saint James under President George Washington,

Middleton Place Gardens, Charleston, SC

The most relaxing and beautiful place I have ever stayed at. Middleton Place, Charleston, SC (aka HOME) Beautiful Azaleas in bloom, but my Azalea is still more beautiful!

Charleston, SC  Henry Middleton's garden was a superb exercise in logic and geometry, perfectly adapted to the contours of the land.  He engaged an English gardener to help him lay out what historian Samuel Gaillard Stoney called, "this premier garden of the thirteen colonies."  According to tradition, it took one hundred slaves almost a decade to complete the wide-sweeping terraces, walks, the artificial lakes and long vistas.

Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark located on the banks of the Ashley River in Charleston, encompasses America’s oldest landscaped Gardens, the Middleton Place House Museum and Plantation Stableyards.

middleton plantation charleston sc | Middleton Place after the Civil War but before the Earthquake of 1886

Middleton Plantation house between the civil war & the earthquake of 1886

Original Slave quarters at Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.  This famous plantation has been featured in many Hollywood portrayals of the Civil War including, John Jakes' "North and South" mini-series, and the sequel to "Roots", "Queen" starring Halle Berrie.  © Mike Lynaugh

Charleston - Original Slave quarters at Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. This famous plantation has been featured in many Hollywood portrayals of the Civil War including, John Jakes' "North and South" mini-ser

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