Rose Hill Plantation - Wallace Marlboro County South Carolina SC

Rose Hill Plantation – Wallace – Marlboro County

Basic Information

  • Location – Wallace, Marlboro County

    4531 Step Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned (1)


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1827 – House built (1)

  • ? – The Gillespie family acquired the plantation; probably Samuel Wilds Gillespie and/or his wife Harriet Pegues Godfrey Gillespie.

  • 1846 – Mary Gillespie married Dr. Albert Micajah Shipp and they would come to own Rose Hill Plantation. Dr. Shipp served as the second president of Wofford College (1) (2) (3).

  • 1900 – Mary Gillespie Shipp died at her beloved plantation. Her husband, Dr. Shipp had died in 1887 (2).

  • 2016 – John W. and Sara A. Fletcher were owners of record. The Fletchers sold the home in June for $200,000 (1) (4).


  • Number of acres – 11 in 2016 (1)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from real estate listing: click here

  2. Highway Marker and Gillespie - Shipp Family Graveyard

  3. William S. Powel, Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 5, P-S (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

  4. Marlboro County Tax Records.

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