White Hall Plantation - White Hall Greenwood County South Carolina SC

White Hall Plantation – White Hall – Greenwood County

Basic Information

  • Location – Hard Labor Creek, Abbeville District, Whitehall, Greenwood County

    Near where SC 156 crosses US 221

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Murrays Hard Labor (4)

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – John Hamilton aquired the property (4).

  • 1755 – Dr. John Murray purchased the property from John Hamilton (4).

  • 1767 – Brigadier General Andrew Williamson purchased the plantation and change the name to White Hall (4).

    Williamson was a commanding officer of South Carolina's backcounty militia during the Revolutionary War but became a controversial figure. Williamson was held by American troops then rescued by the British. Some accounts label Williamson as a double-traitor, spying for both the Americans and British. He did not return to White Hall after the war, remaining at his home near Charleston instead (1).

  • ? – House built

    The house no longer stands due to a fire (date unknown) (2, bk. 2, vol. 14, p. 46).

  • ? – Allen Glover became owner of White Hall.

  • 1817 – A post office was established on the property with Allen Glover as postmaster. The post office was in use until 1861 (2, bk. 1, vol. 7, p. 5).

  • 1818 – Allen Glover moved to Alabama (3).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – John Hamilton (?-1755); Dr. John Murray (1755-?); Brigadier General Andrew Williamson (1767-?); Allen Glover


  • Number of slaves – Approximately 200 in 1818 when Allen Glover moved to Alabama, taking all the slaves with him (3).


  • A early house was destroyed by fire (2, bk. 2, vol. 14, p. 46).

References & Resources

  1. Brigadier General Andrew Williamson

  2. 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

  3. Information from a Glover family letter contributed by Terry Moore.

  4. Information contributed by Cindy Brown from:
    Margaret J. Watson, Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families (Greenwood, SC: The Attic Press, Inc., 1970)
     Order Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families

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