Hickory Grove Plantation - Fort Motte Calhoun County South Carolina SC

Hickory Grove Plantation – Fort Motte – Calhoun County

Basic Information

  • Location – Fort Motte, St. Matthews Parish, Calhoun County

    Highway 601

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned by Hane descendant


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1825 – House built

  • Legend has it that Sherman did not burn the house during the Civil War because the Hane family had taken care of a Yankee soldier. Apparently the soldier sent a letter to Sherman telling him what the Hane family had done, and the house is still standing today.

  • Hickory Grove remains in the Hane family, being passed down generation to generation.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Hane; William Lynn Lewis; Elizabeth Hane Taber; Rhett (Elizabeth's youngest son) and Pam Taber (?-present, 2012)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • House

References & Resources

  1. Daniel Marchant Culler, Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, 1995)
     Order Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records

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