Flint Hill Plantation - Goshen Hill, Union County South Carolina SC

Flint Hill Plantation – Goshen Hill – Union County

Flint Hill Plantation Side 2016 - Union County, South Carolina
— Flint Hill Plantation © Michael Mascari, 2016 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Goshen Hill, Union County

    SC Highway 72

  • Origin of name – For the large hill of flint the plantation's house is located on (1, p. 301)

  • Other names – Rice-Coleman-Jeter Plantation (1, p. 302)

  • Current status – Privately owned (5)


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

    Captain Bernard Glenn acquired the property (1, p. 301) (3)

  • Circa 1790 – House built (3)

    Capt. Glenn constructed a house (3)

  • Circa 1831 – Capt. Glenn died. Reuben Sims and Agatha Bullock Nuckolls Morgan Rice purchased the plantation from the Glenn heirs. Sims is the one that first called the plantation Flint Hill (1, p. 301).

  • Circa 1832 – Reuben Rice built a larger, Greek Revival house and the house built by Capt. Glenn was most likely used as a kitchen or slave quarters (3).

  • 1988 – William B. Jeter, great-great-great grandson of Reuben and Agatha Rice, inherited Flint Hill Plantation and restored the grand house (1, p. 302).


  • Number of acres – 14,000 mid-1800s (1, p. 301)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Bettye B. Burkhalter, Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier: The Generation That Built America (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2010)

  2. Allan D. Charles, Narrative History of Union County South Carolina (Greenville, SC: A PRESS Printing Company, 1997)
     Order Narrative History of Union County South Carolina

  3. Traveling the Historical Trail (Union, SC: The Union Daily Times, December 18, 2011)

  4. Charles Warner, Three Join Historical Society's Board of Directors - PDF, (Union, SC: The Union Daily Times, March 2, 2012)

  5. Information contributed by Michael Mascari.

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