Orange Hall Plantation - Goshen Hill Union County South Carolina SC

Orange Hall Plantation – Goshen Hill – Union County

Basic Information


  • 1774 – Earliest known date of existence

    John Rogers built a house on the property.

  • 1820s – Another John Rogers (not sure yet how he's related to the first) owned the plantation and began to grow cotton. He also operated a general store on the property for smaller farmers in the area (1, p. 93).

  • 1838 – John Rogers died, but it is not known who owned the plantation after him (1, p. 94).

  • 1860s – J.E. Sherman carved a fountain from the granite-lined spring that provided water to the plantation. The spring became known as Jew's Harp Spring because the shape resembled that of a Jew's harp. Sherman was a Union soldier who was convalescing in the area (1, p. 93).

  • 1929 – House was destroyed by a tornado. Only scattered bricks remain visible today.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Cotton


  • Chronological list – John Rogers (1774-?); John Rogers (?-1838)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. 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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