Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Upper Dorchester County Historical Society - Tour

The once a year open house for the Koger-Murray-Carroll house was held by the Upper Dorchester County Historical Society. The house was decorated by the Ivy Garden Club of Dorchester and the docents wore period clothing. The house was built in 1800 for Joseph Koger Jr. who was the Colleton County Sheriff - and in fact, Upper Dorchester County used to be a part of Colleton County! Koger went on to be a state representative and a state senator. The house had undergone some renovation in the roof area, but otherwise the original heart pine wood was still looking good. Area residents donated heirloom furniture to decorate the house and a makeshift museum of Upper Dorchester press clippings and implements occupied one room. The house is located at the corner of Wire road and I-95.

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