Brattonsville Historic District

E of McConnellsville on CR 165 off SC 13, McConnellsville, South Carolina


Revolutionary House, Pre-Renovation

Constructed 1776

South Carolina Department of Archives and History


Street Views 


Brattonsville is a small but important area of York County significant for its architectural record of South Carolina development. Brattonsville Historic District includes three distinctive homes built between 1776 and 1855 by the Bratton’s, a prominent York County family. The Revolutionary House, built in 1776 by Colonel William Bratton, was originally a one-room log house with a small porch. It was the home of Colonel William Bratton who fought in the Revolutionary War. Later additions were added to the original structure and clapboard siding was placed over the original logs. The Homestead, Brattonsville’s second house built ca. 1830, was the home of Dr. John S. Bratton and was significant as a center of an 8500-acre agricultural complex. This twelve-room, two-and-one-half-story antebellum mansion is an example of Greek Revival residential architecture. The interior features Adam mantels, exquisite dadoes, and a carved staircase. The Brick House, built in 1855, has a two-story brick façade with end chimneys, a two-tiered portico, stucco-over-brick columns, and a two-story wooden wing at back. It was originally a private boarding school for girls. Listed in the National Register August 19, 1971. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 19, 1971
Reference number
Architectural style
Areas of significance
Military; Education; Politics/Government; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; School
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2016: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • October 24, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller