Moorhill Plantation - Sumter County South Carolina SC

Moorhill Plantation – Stateburg – Sumter County

Moorhill Plantation Cabin 2016 - Sumter County, South Carolina
— Cabin at Moorhill Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2016 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Stateburg, Sumter County, St. Mark's Parish

    Raccoon Road (2)

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Moore's Hill

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – General Thomas Sumter's grandson, Thomas DeLage Sumter, owned the plantation (5).

  • 1880 – A one-and-one-half story clapboard house was built in the same location that an earlier house had been standing (3, p. 2).

  • ? – Moorhill plantation was owned DeSaussure Bull (5).

  • 1918 – Moorhill plantation was owned DeSaussure Bull died at his home in Statesburg. It is assumed his home to Moorhill at the time (6).

  • Circa 1956 – Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Smith purchased Moorhill Plantation (4).

Moorhill Plantation 2014 - Sumter County, South Carolina
— Moorhill Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Cotton


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. Information contributed by Gazie Nagle

  3. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form for Stateburg Historic District - PDF - submitted in 1970
    Photographs, architectural overview

  4. Article from The State Newspaper March 25, 1956 - PDF

  5. World Heritage Encyclopedia, High Hills of Santee

  6. DeSaussure Bull (1849-1918)

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