Secession Oak

Historic Property
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Street Address:
45 Stock Farm Rd.;(Beaufort County)

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Tax Number:
R600 039 000 0031 0000
Date Surveyed:
May 6 1997
Signficant Architectural Features:
Live oak tree with expansive canopy, set on level ground near May River and the old road from Bluffton to Savannah (SC 46). Being maintained by professional arborists.
Historical Information:
A meeting held under this tree 7/31/1844 gave rise to the Bluffton Movement, political activities against Tariff. Robert Barnwell Rhett addressed a local group organized by Dr. Daniel Hamilton and others.
Source of Historical Information:
B. Palmer Caldwell, Jr., ed., "A Short History of the Early Days of Bluffton, S. C." Bluffton Historical Society, 1983.
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