Rose Hill Plantation – Union County, South Carolina


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Nestled along the Tyger River near Union, Rose Hill Plantation served as the South Carolina Governor’s mansion during William Henry Gist‘s time in office.

Ed Long of Laurens, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Photographer Ed Long writes, “Rose Hill Plantation, located in Union County, was the home of William H. Gist, known as a fire eater and the Secession Governor. Today it is a peaceful, serene place to visit with plenty of photo opportunities. I found it to be a very rewarding experience to walk among the rose gardens and grounds and to wonder what it was like to have lived in such a time and place as this during such a tumultuous time in our state’s history.”



Rose Hill Plantation Info


Address: 2677 Sardis Road, Union, SC 29379
GPS Coordinates: 34.605899,-81.663384
Website: http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/rosehill/introduction.aspx

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One Comment about Rose Hill Plantation

gwendolyn piggNo Gravatar says:
October 31st, 2012 at 10:33 am

My grandmother was born on the estate as daughter of the master carpenter during the 1858-60 renovations. It is my dream to be able to walk the grounds and see the house that she knew.





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