InteractiveHomestead House was built in 1823-1826 by Dr. John Simpson Bratton, son of William and Martha Bratton. In the early 19th century, William Bratton’s son, Dr. John Bratton, inherited the estate. He was...
York County, South Carolina
Located in York County near Rock Hill, Brattonsville is home to structures that range from a pre-Revolutionary War cabin to an antebellum plantation.
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PhotoBale of cotton, compressed so it is easier to ship
PhotoA cotton gin was used to clean the cotton, removing the seeds and stems Did you know that the word "gin," as in cotton gin, was an abbreviation for the word "engine"?
PhotoCotton was a very important cash crop for families like the Brattons, who not only raised grain crops like wheat, oats and corn, but also raised cotton, which gave them the economic capital to...
Photo19th Century Cotton Gin, made in Birgmingham Alabama.
PhotoLoom inside one of the Reconstructed Slave Cabins, also referred to as the "Weave House." Be sure to view Living History: Made By Hand to gain a better understanding of what life was like during this...
PhotoSpinning wheel used in the 18th century by the Bratton women, and in the 19th century by slaves, as women became more socially active.
VideoSettled in the mid-18th century by the Bratton family—Scots-Irish Presbyterians, originally of Scottish ancestry, who had moved to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and came to North America in...
PhotoThe Backwoods Cabin is typical of the type of structure the Scots-Irish settler would have built upon first arriving in the area. Constructed of readily available natural materials, the cabin was...
PhotoThis historical marker was erected at Brattonsville by the York County Historical Commission in 1960. * Please note that more is known today about the history of the Bratton family than was known in...