housePlat showing houses
A Visit to Ms. Catherine's House

Hewn Timber
Ms. Catherine's
on the Cabin
Quick Tour of
Ms. Catherine's
List of


Plat showing houses

In 1836, a number of African Americans were brought to the land that is now Francis Marion University. They were brought here to raise cotton, but they also had to construct all of the buildings. The eight houses that they built for their own housing were lined up on either side of a little road. If that road were here today, it would run from behind Stokes Hall, past the library, and through Smith University Center. Plat 1870.
Map showing original location of houses

Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1999.