Group aims to save forgotten Confederate Statehouse

Image by The Dawkins HouseImage by 20090622-union.jpg The Dawkins House in Union was the last Statehouse of Confederate South Carolina.

The Dawkins House is the little-known last Confederate Statehouse of South Carolina, and it sits rotting away underneath the overgrowth of a few large trees.

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Put preservationists want to see the near-lost cause fixed up to serve as a living memory.

The Post and Courier's Robert Behre has the story about the sad state of the house today, the home's structural evolution, and how the Union, S.C., home came to serve as our state's last capital during the Confederate years.

Go take a read.

You can see how the house looked as of October 2008 in great detail in this series of YouTube tours.

Update June 24: The State has tossed their hat into their ring with a write-up. There's not too much new here, but they do have a nice list of all of South Carolina's de facto capital cities. Go take a read.

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