High Point

SC 215, Jenkinsville, South Carolina

Early 19th century home near Jenkinsville, SC


High Point, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The ca. 1800 portion of High Point is a significant example of the form and stylistic characteristics of a late eighteenth or early nineteenth century Fairfield County farmhouse. The expansion of the house, which has architectural merit of its own, illustrates the increasing prosperity of many Fairfield county farmers between 1800 and the Civil War. The house is a two-story, frame farmhouse with a gable roof. The house as originally constructed in ca. 1800 included the three northernmost bays of the present house. The original house had exterior end chimneys. The interior of the original portion of the house is characterized by a hall and parlor plan, wide board walls, an enclosed corner stair, and a corner cupboard. During the early antebellum period the house was extended to five bays. Both the original portion of the house and the addition are sheathed in beaded weatherboard and contain nine-over-nine windows on the first story and nine-over-six windows on the second story. A one story, shed-roofed porch extends across the fašade. The porch is supported by square posts connected by a plain balustrade. There are stone steps leading to the porch. A two-story ell on the rear of the house is believed to have been constructed ca. 1870. The nominated acreage includes three contributing properties: the family cemetery, a frame smokehouse, and a frame barn. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1984.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1984
Reference number
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Current functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
ca. 1800; 1870
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 31, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"