Woodlawn Plantation Marion County
Special thanks to Dennis C. Legette for contributing much of the information on this page.
- Location 4108 Oliver Road, Marion County, just outside of the Horry County line
1 mile west of China Grove Plantation
- Origin of name ?
- Other names LeGette-Oliver House; "Ghost House" (it is said the home has been haunted since 1932 by "good ghosts.")
- Current status Privately owned
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1853 House built for Reverend David Legette and his wife Martha Richards Legette by William James Dickson (2).
- Number of acres 10 in 2011
- Primary crop ?
- Chronological list Reverend David and Martha Richards Legette (1853-?)
- Number of slaves ?
- The house was designed by a free black man from Philadelphia and constructed by slaves. It is in the plantation plain style with a large hallway/foyer with reverse staircase. Legette, his wife Martha, and his son Hannibal are said to haunt the house to protect it, not to harm the residents who live there.
The house was in poor condition by 1960, see photo above, but it has since been restored and updated with modern amenities.
- An original tobacco barn still stands.
References & Resources
- Carolina W. Todd and Sidney Wait, South Carolina: A Day at a Time (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 2008)
- Information contributed by Dennis C. Legette