Rock House – Greenwood County, South Carolina
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Built of stone and concrete, the Rock House sits on Rock House Road off US Highway 221 south of Greenwood.
Local lore mistakenly claims that the house was either the site of a murder or built as a result of the man’s family burning to death in another home. Neither is true. John Robert Tolbert built the house between 1922 and 1926 to protect his family treasures.
The Rock House features eight symmetrical rooms on two floors with two fireplaces between them. It once had a spiral staircase in the center, which is now long gone.
SCIWAY thanks Blake Lewis of Greenwood for this fascinating history and shot taken in December 2010.
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