Cherry Hill Plantation - McCormick County South Carolina SC

Cherry Hill Plantation – Willington – McCormick County

Basic Information

  • Location – Savannah River, one mile from Willington Academy, McCormick County

  • Origin of name – For the wild cherries that grow in the area

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Ezekiel Noble acquired the plantation. There was a house on it during Noble's ownership that burned (1).

  • Circa 1820 – George McDuffie purchased the plantation from Ezekiel Noble and constructed a two-story house. McDuffie held many political seats, expanded the size of Cherry Hill and made the plantation his home until his death in 1851 (1).

  • 1858 – Charles Lockhart Pettigrew purchased Cherry Hill Plantation (3, p. 187).


  • Number of acres – 5,000 under McDuffie (1)

  • Primary crop – Cotton, corn, grains (1)


  • Number of slaves – 175 under McDuffie (1)

References & Resources

  1. Cherry Hill historical marker

  2. Bobby F. Edmonds, The Making of McCormick County (Snowflake, AZ: Cedar Hill Publishing, 1999)
     Order The Making of McCormick County

  3. Information contributed by Thomas S. Whittle, Jr. from:
    William Kauffman Scarborough, The Allstons of Chicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Lowcountry (Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 2011)

  4. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

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