Hillside Plantation - Carlisle Union County South Carolina SC

Hillside Plantation – Carlisle – Union County

Basic Information

  • Location – Carlisle, Union County

    Located north of the Town of Carlisle off SC 215

  • Origin of name – For the location of the house being situated on top of a high hill (1, p. 2)

  • Other names – James Hill House

  • Current status – ?


  • 1791 – Earliest known date of existence (2, p. 155)

    The property was acquired by Mr. Hill (2, p. 155)

  • Early 1800s – James Hill was given the land by his father (1, p. 3).

  • 1820-1830 – House built by James Hill (1, p. 2)

  • 1854 – James Hill died. His will left the plantation to his widow then it was to pass to son George Hill upon her death (1, p. 3)

  • 1977 – Jeannette M. Christopher owned Hillside Plantation and is a fifth-generation descendant of the plantation's founder James Hill (1, p. 1).


  • Number of acres – 3,300 in 1850 (1, p. 3)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – 60 in 1840 (1, p. 3)

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1977
    Photographs, architectural overview

  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

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