Woodlawn Plantation - Marion County South Carolina SC

Woodlawn Plantation – Marion County

Woodlawn Plantation 2011 - Marion County, South Carolina
— Woodlawn Plantation © Amy McCalman, 2011 —
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Special thanks to Dennis C. Legette for contributing much of the information on this page.

Basic Information

  • Location – 4108 Oliver Road, Marion County, just outside of the Horry County line

    One mile west of China Grove Plantation

  • Origin of name – Legette was original owner's surname.

  • Other names – LeGette-Oliver House; Ghost House

  • Current status – Privately owned

Woodlawn Plantation Living Room 2011 - Marion County, South Carolina
— Living Room at Woodlawn Plantation © Amy McCalman, 2011 —
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  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1853 – House built for Reverend David LeGette and his wife Martha Richardson LeGette by William James Dickson (2) (3).

Woodlawn Plantation Dining Room 2011 - Marion County, South Carolina
— Dining Room of Woodlawn Plantation © Amy McCalman, 2011 —
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  • Number of acres – 10 in 2011

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

Woodlawn Plantation 1960 - Marion County, South Carolina
— Woodlawn Plantation © R. M. Foxworth, Jr., 1966 —
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  • The house was designed and constructed by noted Pee Dee builder William James Dickson (2) (3).

  • A 2009 real estate listing for the property suggested that LeGette, his wife Martha, and his son Hannibal are said to haunt the house to protect it, not to harm the residents who live there.

  • The house was in poor condition by the 1960s, as pictured above, but it has since been restored and updated with modern amenities.

  • An original tobacco barn still stands.

References & Resources

  1. Carolina W. Todd and Sidney Wait, South Carolina: A Day at a Time (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 2008)

  2. Information contributed by LeGette family descendant, Dennis C. Legette.

  3. Information contributed by R. M. Foxworth, Jr., whose great-great uncle by marriage, William James Dickson, designed and built the plantation's house.

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