The Cornwallis House, Stateburg. The recessed portico and Palladian influence of the central part of this home mark this as Georgian. The oldest part of this house was built in 1758; the wings added in the 1790s were replaced in 1821. Headquarters of Lord Cornwallis during the Revolutionary War, the house was the birthplace and home of "Fighting Dick" Anderson of the Confederate Army (see Lieutenant General Richard Heron Anderson, "Fighting Dick"). When this house was built, the area of Sumter County in which it stood was still part of the backcountry. It illustrates the style that the growing wealth and importance of that area permitted its residents by the late 18th century.
Courtesy of the Sumter County Museum Archives.