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
One mile west of China Grove Plantation
- Origin of name Legette was original owner's surname.
- Other names LeGette-Oliver House; Ghost House
- Current status Privately owned
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1853 House built for Reverend David LeGette and his wife Martha Richardson LeGette by William James Dickson (2) (3).
- Number of acres 10 in 2011
- Primary crop ?
- Number of slaves ?
- The house was designed and constructed by noted Pee Dee builder William James Dickson (2) (3).
- A 2009 real estate listing for the property suggested that 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 the 1960s, as pictured 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 LeGette family descendant, Dennis C. Legette.
- Information contributed by R. M. Foxworth, Jr., whose great-great uncle by marriage, William James Dickson, designed and built the plantation's house.