SR 16, E side, approx. 1/4 mi. N of int. w/ Sardis Rd., SC (Union County)
December 9 2004
1828 – 1832
Recreation & Culture
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raised seam aluminum
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The home has a two- portico on the main façade with second- porch. The main entry door has sidelights and a fanlight transom with a smaller door, identical in style, accessing the second porch. There are nine-over-nine double hung sash windows with working shutters, paired exterior end chimneys, and one- gable porches on each side façade. There are several associated outbuildings including old slave quarters and a kitchen building.
Rose Hill is the home of Governor William Henry Gist (1807-1874) who is notorious for signing the Ordinance of Secession. The home is now a SC State Park that includes 44 acres of property including the original plantation buildings, rose gardens and hardwoods.