Brook Benton Home | Olde English District

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Brook Benton Home

228 Ward Rd.
Lugoff, SC 29078

This home (located on an acre of land that was once a part of the Ingleside Plantation) is the last United States residence of the legendary pop singer most noted for his song, "Rainy Night in Georgia". Brook was born in Camden in September, 1931 as Benjamin Franklin Peay and learned gospel music from his parents. He began his career in New York City in 1951 and recorded prolifically for more than two decades. Brook had more than 20 gold records and 40 top singles in his career. He was noted for writing his own music at a time when others in the recording industry considered this too risky to undertake. Brook Benton died at the age of 56. He is buried in the cemetery of the Unity United Methodist Church (formerly the Ephesus United Methodist Church, c.1869), 274 Lachicotte Rd.,in Lugoff. Note: The home is private property. Please view from the street.