Govan in Bamberg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mountain Home Plantation
Mountain Home Plantation, named for the hill on which it is located, was established before the Civil War. In 1859 Samuel J. Hartzog (1823-1890) bought the plantation from his brother Joseph (1826-1862), and built this two-story brick house that same year, at a cost of $2,993.08. It was originally a Greek Revival house with a full-width two-story portico and turned posts.
Cotton grown and processed here was hauled by wagon to the railroad at Graham’s Turn Out (now Denmark). Samuel and Mary Hartzog’s sons Henry Simms Hartzog (1866-1953), born here, was the third president of Clemson College (now Clemson University), 1897-1902. In the 1940s the house was remodeled in the Classical Revival style, with a second-story balcony and columns.
Erected 2006 by The Historical Society of Bamberg County and the Frank J. and Lucy C. Hartzog Foundation, Inc.,. (Marker Number 5-12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 33° 13.124′ N, 81° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olar SC 29843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Olar S.C. (approx. 3 miles away); Hilda (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mizpah Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Buford's Bridge (approx. 7.2 miles away); Voorhees College (approx. 7.7 miles away); AT&T Building (approx. 8.1 miles away); Pinewood Plantation (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.