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Figure 6:  Plat: Original location of cabins

African Americans built eight hewn-timber cabins when J. Eli Gregg moved to Mars Bluff in about 1836.  The cabins were in a cotton field on a sandy road called “the street” which, if it were still there, would run through the heart of Francis Marion University campus--from behind Stokes Hall, past the library, and through the gym.  (Plat by R. A. Johnson, surveyor, for J. Eli Gregg, November 30, 1870.)
Old map of
              the area around Francis Marion University

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Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.