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Batesburg-Leesville in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hartley House

 
 
Hartley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Hartley House Marker
Inscription.
This house was built before 1800 for John Pierson Bond, according to local tradition. It later came into the possession of John Bates, of the family for whom Batesburg derives its name, and has been owned for over a century by Lodwick Hartley and his family. It was the first meeting place of the Batesville Masonic Lodge and was a stagecoach mail stop.
 
Erected 1970 by Lexington County Historical Society. (Marker Number 32-10.)
 
Location. 33° 54.85′ N, 81° 31.05′ W. Marker is in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on East Columbia Avenue (U.S. 1) west of Rose Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 West Columbia Avenue, Batesburg SC 29006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee's Tavern Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 4.1 miles away); Pinarea / Quattlebaum Sawmill, Flour Mill, and Rifle Factory (approx. 6 miles away); Revolutionary Skirmish Near Juniper Springs (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jacob Odom House (approx.
Hartley House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
2. Hartley House and Marker
7.2 miles away); Delmar School (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Delmar School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lewie Chapel (Old Gilbert Methodist Church) / The Lewie Family (approx. 7.4 miles away); Alexander Hamilton Stevens (approx. 8.7 miles away); Ridge Spring Cemetery / W.H. Scarborough (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batesburg-Leesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hartley House. The Hartley House is a two-and-one-half story weatherboard residence, with a central two-story portico, a closed brick foundation, and a gable roof. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Welcome to Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. Official website of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Bond-Bates-Hartley House
The Bond-Bases-Hartley House is a two and one-half story weatherboard residence, with a central two-story portico, a closed brick foundation, and a
Hartley House Marker -<br>Looking West Along East Columbia Avenue (US 1) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
3. Hartley House Marker -
Looking West Along East Columbia Avenue (US 1)
gable roof. The house has two interior brick chimneys. The portico is supported by two square wooden pillars set outside a pair of small pillars. The central doorways on the first and second floors have vertically panned transoms and sidelights. The window sash are six-over-six. the house was given its present form ca. 1830; it may represent the extensive rebuilding of an earlier house.

Significance
According to local tradition, the Bond-Bates-Hartley House served as a stagecoach stop and post office, prior to the founding of the town of Batesburg. Wade Hampton's "Red Shirts" reportedly held political meetings at this house. The House also served as Batesburg's first masonic hall. architecturally the house is a typical upcountry farmhouse, with a portico adapted from the Greek Revival style. It is believed to be the oldest house in Batesburg. (Source: National Register nomination form)
    — Submitted August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Hartley House -<br>Front (South) Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
4. Hartley House -
Front (South) Facade
Hartley House ,National Register of Historic Places: image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
5. Hartley House ,National Register of Historic Places:
Hartley House (added 1982 - - #82003878) ♦ Also known as Bond-Bates-Hartley House ♦ 305 E. Columbia Ave. , Batesburg ♦ Historic Significance: Event ♦ Area of Significance: Agriculture, Social History ♦ Period of Significance: 1825-1849 ♦ Owner: Private ♦ Historic Function: Government, Social, Transportation ♦ Historic Sub-function: Meeting Hall, Post Office, Road-Related ♦ Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence
Bates Cemetery across the street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
6. Bates Cemetery across the street
John Bates at right
Hartley House Bates Cemetery Ella Bates image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 13, 2010
7. Hartley House Bates Cemetery Ella Bates
Hartley House with repaired cemetery in 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
8. Hartley House with repaired cemetery in 2011
Repaired Cemetery , Ella Bates, with John Bates at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
9. Repaired Cemetery , Ella Bates, with John Bates at right
Repaired John Bates Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
10. Repaired John Bates Grave
Lexington District Detail -<br>Showing the A. Bates House and Lee's Tavern Locations image. Click for full size.
By Mill's Atlas of 1825, 1820
11. Lexington District Detail -
Showing the A. Bates House and Lee's Tavern Locations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,178 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8, 9, 10. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   11. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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