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Zachariah Cantey House, Kershaw County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 92, Camden vicinity)
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(Buckton) The Zachariah Cantey House is believed to have been built for Zacariah Cantey ca. 1795. The house is a fine example of a rural upcountry South Carolina planter’s residence with notable Federal detail. The house is a rectangular, one-and-one-half story hall and parlor residence with a hewn-timber braced frame and beaded weatherboard siding. The house has a tall, brick pier foundation and a gable roof. A one-story shed roofed, recessed, porch supported by six freestanding wooden pillars shelters the fašade. The high quality of the interior woodwork is matched by the craftsmanship in the structure and sheathing of the house. The property is also significant for its association with Zachariah Cantey, a prominent local planter, businessman, and politician. Cantey served as quartermaster under General Greene during the Revolution. He was appointed brigadier general of the South Carolina Militia, 8th Brigade. Cantey served as commissioner to provide for exportation of beef at Camden, commissioner for inspection of bread and flour at Camden, commissioner to improve navigation of the Wateree River, commissioner of roads, and commissioner for opening the Wateree River. He was an incorporator of the Pine Tree Navigation Company, president of the Camden Jockey Club, incorporator of Camden Episcopal Church and a trustee of the South Carolina College. He also served in the State Senate. Listed in the National Register May 19, 1983.

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