Marsh-Johnson Plantation - Saluda County South Carolina SC

Marsh-Johnson Plantation – Saluda County

Marsh-Johnson Plantation 1982 - Saluda County, South Carolina
— Marsh-Johnson Plantation, 1982 © National Register of Historic Places —

Basic Information

  • Location – Southwestern Saluda County

    Fruit Hill Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Marsh-Johnson House, Robert Johnson House

  • Current status – Saluda County Historical Society owns the house and is working towards restoring it for use as a museum (2)

Timeline

  • 1773 – Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 2)

    Ogden Cockroft received a royal grant for 300 acres (1, p. 2)

  • 1804 – Bryan Marsh purchased the property from Cockroft (1, p. 2)

  • Circa 1817 – House built (1, p. 2)

  • 1846 – Josiah Howell was documented to be the owner (1, p. 2).

  • 1846 – It is believed Isaac Johnson purchased the plantation in this year from Josiah Howell (1, p. 2).

  • 1938 – The plantation stayed in the Johnson family until this year when it was purchased by John Henry Hazel (1, p. 2).

  • 1978 – Hazel deeded the house and 62 acres to his granddaughter Virginia T. Witt (1, p. 2).

  • 1990 – Virginia T. Witt gave one acre and the house to the Saluda County Historical Society (2).

Land

  • Number of acres – 300 in 1773; 225 in 1938; 62 in 1978; 1 in 1990 (1, p. 2 and 2)

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Chronological list – Ogden Cockroft (1773-1804); Bryan Marsh (1804-?); Josiah Howell (?-1846); Isaac Johnson (1846-?); John Henry Hazel (1938-?); Virginia T. Witt (1978-1990); Saluda County Historical Society (1990-present, 2012)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 18 in 1810 (1, p. 2)

Buildings

  • Two-story house of log construction with weatherboard (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1982
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Saluda County Historical Society information
    2011 article - includes pictures

Contact Information

  • Saluda County Historical Society
    105 Law Range
    Saluda, SC 29138

  • Telephone: 864-445-8550
    Website: Click here





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