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Judge Glover House – Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Built in 1846, this home in downtown Orangeburg belonged to Judge Thomas Worth Glover. Judge Glover began his career as a teacher, eventually studying law and becoming an attorney. He was a statesman who served South Carolina in the legislature from 1822 though 1838 and again as Clerk for the House of Representatives from 1838 until 1852. Upon leaving the state legislature, he became a circuit court judge until 1858. After serving on the bench for six years, he retired from his judgeship and resumed practicing law. He was a signer of the Ordinance of Secession in 1860.

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On February 12, 1865 the Civil War arrived in Orangeburg with General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Union forces entered Orangeburg by crossing the Edisto River and proceeded to burn the Orangeburg County Courthouse, railroad tracks, and any cotton field in their path. The city was devastated by the mission, though Judge Glover’s stately home was spared.

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General Sherman occupied the Judge Glover home during the Union army’s brief stay in Orangeburg. According to local lore, Judge Glover’s second wife, Louisa Wilson, had become acquainted with General Sherman during an earlier gathering in Charleston. Mrs. Glover reminded General Sherman of their previous meeting, admonishing him to behave like a gentleman as he had then. As a result, the Union troops were instructed not to burn the home upon their evacuation of it, as they often did to the homes they took over. Other stories claim that General Sherman thought the home was too pretty to be burned, though many elegant homes were intentionally destroyed by Union troops during the war.

The house, which was originally built to face Russell Street directly behind it, has seen many modifications over the years. In recent years the building was converted into apartments.

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Judge Glover House Interior

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Judge Glover House Info

Address: 525 Whitman Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
GPS Coordinates: 33.491329,-80.857573

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