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The Koger House is the oldest residence in Dorchester County. It was built for Joseph Koger, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives 1801-1812, and was once a Stagecoach Inn. Here's some of the story:
Major Joseph Koger was a prominent citizen who served six years in the House of Representatives and 20 years in the Senate representing St George's Parish. He was the first sheriff elected by the people of Colleton District.
A house was built on the property by Joseph Koger II, son of Joseph Koger I.
The house was built along the stagecoach route and wagon road from Charleston to Augusta. It was later used as a stagecoach stop and inn.
According to a News and Courier article of 1933, it took twelve years to build the house. Many slaves died due to heat stroke while working on the house. It is steeped in rich, documented history.
January 27th, 2013
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