Whig Hill Plantation - Cherokee County South Carolina SC

Whig Hill Plantation – Cherokee County

Basic Information

  • Location – Thicketty Creek, Cherokee County

    Union Highway/SC 18, south of intersection of Round Tree Road, about 5 miles south of Gaffney (1)

  • Origin of name – given its name after founder was in support of the Patriots in the American Revolution (1)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1767 – Earliest known date of existence (1)

    John Nuckolls, Sr. moved from Virginia and settled on the property (1)

  • ? – House built

  • 1780 – Nuckolls was killed by the British at McKown's Mill. His body was returned to Whig Hill to be buried (2)


  • Number of acres – 400 in 1774 (2)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – John Nuckolls, Sr. (1767-1780)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • In 1925, ruins of the house, including chimneys were all that remained (2).

References & Resources

  1. SC Highway Historical Marker Guide - online database by the SC Department of Archives & History

  2. Nuckolls Family

  3. Writers' Program, Palmetto Place Names (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1975), p. 109

  4. Benjamin F. Nuckolls, Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County, Virginia (Santa Maria, CA: Janaway Publishing, Inc, 2011 - reprint), p. 194

  5. J. D Bailey, History of Grindal Shoals and Some Early Adjacent Families (Ledger print, 1927), p. 79
     Order History of Grindal Shoals and Some Early Adjacent Families

  6. Moss Gilmer Bobby, Old Iron District: A Study of the Development of Cherokee County 1750-1897 (Auburn, NY: Jacobs Press, 1972), pp. 44-47
     Order Old Iron District: A Study of the Development of Cherokee County 1750-1897

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