Esteemed historian Mary Long traveled to Historic Brattonsville in York County, South Carolina in this episode of Mary Long's Yesteryear, an educational series featuring notable moments in South Carolina history. Produced at WNSC in Rock Hill, the program became one of SCETV’s most popular TV series in the 1990s.
Historic Brattonsville features the recreated home of William and Martha Bratton. Early Upstate settlers, the Bratton family owned and managed the Bratton Plantation for three generations. The property includes more than 30 colonial and antebellum structures, with two being house museums. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few living history sites with African American interpretation.
Mary takes viewers inside a tour of the home and shares the story of Huck's Defeat, a Revolutionary War battle that occurred near the Bratton Homestead.
Visitors can expect to find a preserved example of early frontier life at Historic Brattonsville. If you're not able to visit in person, check out the tour below.