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Mountain Home Plantation

 
 
Mountain Home Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Mountain Home Plantation Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
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.
(Reverse text)
Cotton grown and processed here was hauled by wagon to the railroad at Grahamís Turn Out (now Denmark). Samuel and Mary Hartzogís 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.)
 
Location. 33° 13.124′ N, 81° 12.613′ W. Marker is in Govan, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is on Ehrhardt Road (State Highway 5-22), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located .5 miles east of Bamberg / Barnwell County line and Juniper Creek Road. Marker is in this post office area: Olar SC 29843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Mountain Home Plantation Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
2. Mountain Home Plantation Marker, reverse side
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).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Mountain Home Plantation Marker looking west along Ehrhardt Road (SC 5-22) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 20
3. Mountain Home Plantation Marker looking west along Ehrhardt Road (SC 5-22)
Mountain Home Plantation Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
4. Mountain Home Plantation Marker, looking east
Mountain Home Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
5. Mountain Home Plantation
Mountain Home Plantation and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
6. Mountain Home Plantation and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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