Catherine Ladd SC Highway Historical Marker


Catherine Stratton Ladd

S.C. Highway Historical Marker

South Carolina Highway Historical Marker Guide.

Published by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1992. p. 72.  Fairfield County #20-14.

                "231 South Congress Street, Winnsboro

                (Front) Cathcart-Ketchin House

                Richard Cathcart purchased this lot from John McMaster in 1829, and it is thought he built the present federal-style house shortly thereafter. The house has had a number of owners including Priscilla Ketchin, who purchased it in 1874. The building was deeded to Fairfield County in 1969 by Ella Cathcart Wilburn and Carrie Cathcart Owings and was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

                (Reverse) Catharine Ladd

                Born in Virginia in 1810, playwright, poet, and educator, Catharine Stratton Ladd married George Ladd, an artist who had studied with Samuel F. B. Morse. The Ladds owned this house from 1852 until 1862. Mrs. Ladd was principal of the Winnsboro Female Institute and during the War Between the States was president of the Fairfield District Ladies' Relief Association. She died 1899 and is buried at Salem Presbyterian Church. Erected by Fairfield County Historical Society---1979


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18 March 2002,  Brian Brown