Elliott House

Also known as: Chester County Log Cabin
N of Richburg off SC 901 on CR 136, Richburg, South Carolina


Elliott House, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Elliott House (Chester County Log Cabin) is significant as an excellent example of late 18th to early 19th century log cabin construction. The main portion of the cabin is basically intact. It is not known when this cabin was constructed. The land in the area was surveyed and granted in the 1760s-70s, and the architectural analysis of the structure suggests it may date from this period. Traditionally, the house has long been known as that of Daniel Elliott, a Revolutionary War patriot killed by Tories. The cabin is an excellent example of the upcountry two-story log house form. Typical features of the house include a tall shed-roofed porch across the front, a steeply pitched gable roof, an end chimney, stone piers, and dovetailed log joints. Windows are small and covered with board and batten shutters. The floor plan is also typical, with one large room on both floors. The single fireplace serves both for heating and cooking. The interior floors and ceilings are original heart pine. A ladder leads to the attic story where the mortise and tenon construction is evidenced in the rafters, collar beams, joists, plates, and sills. Listed in the National Register May 6, 1971. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1971
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Log House
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
ca. 1770

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 30, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"