Hammett was one of the first postwar mill presidents in South Carolina to adopt the large-scale New England model of factory production. Read the Entry »

As a congressman, Hammond joined the charmed circle of planter-politicians that composed the state’s leadership. Read the Entry »

During and after his military service, Hammond represented Ninety Six District as a representative in the First (1775) and Second (1776) Provincial Congresses, and then in the new General Assembly. Read the Entry »

By the early 1920s Hampton was well laid out with a broad, tree-lined main street, Lee Avenue, spanning the three blocks from the courthouse to the Charleston & Western Carolina railroad depot. Read the Entry »

In the second half of twentieth century, most Hampton County industries manufactured plastics or forest-related products, but they also processed soybeans and corn, and ginned cotton. Read the Entry »

The impressive architectural display of Hampton’s mansion was financed with profits created by the intensive cultivation of rice, the lowcountry’s basis of wealth. Read the Entry »

As the Hampton family’s wealth increased, so too did the grandeur of their urban estate. Read the Entry »

His enthusiastic writing style and conservation ethic gained him a following among the state’s outdoorsmen and conservationists, and his work had a far-reaching influence on the public’s concept of game and fish. Read the Entry »

Hampton’s most lasting fame came from his success as a planter. Noted by Niles’ Weekly Register in 1823 as “probably the richest planter in the South,” he became a national symbol of the wealthy southern slaveowner. Read the Entry »

He won election to the South Carolina Senate in 1825, served two terms, and never again sought or held elective office. He played an important role behind the scenes in state politics, however. Read the Entry »