Fox House (Lexington, South Carolina)

Fox House is a historic home located at Lexington, Lexington County, South Carolina. It was built circa 1832, and is a two-story frame dwelling with an 11-foot deep porch across the front façade. The house is attached by breezeways to two dependencies, which are currently interpreted as a kitchen and the quarters for enslaved workers. These dependencies were originally both slave quarters that were not attached to the main house. The house was probably constructed for Jesse Bates but was purchased in 1843 by John Fox who served as county sheriff, clerk of court, and state senator.[2] It became a part of the Lexington County Museum in 1970.

Fox House
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John Fox House, September 2011
Fox House (Lexington, South Carolina) is located in South Carolina
Fox House (Lexington, South Carolina)
Fox House (Lexington, South Carolina) is located in the United States
Fox House (Lexington, South Carolina)
Location232 Fox St., Lexington, South Carolina
Coordinates33°59′14″N 81°14′23″W / 33.98722°N 81.23972°W / 33.98722; -81.23972Coordinates: 33°59′14″N 81°14′23″W / 33.98722°N 81.23972°W / 33.98722; -81.23972
Area2.7 acres (1.1 ha)
Builtc. 1830 (1830)
Architectural styleGerman-Swiss Carpenter
NRHP reference No.70000893[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 1, 1970

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1] </ref>


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Fennell, J.R. "John Fox House". Lexington County Museum. Retrieved 12 March 2018.