Manse Jolly Farm

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
route 10, Box 348, Manse Jolly Road, Anderson, SC

Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
February 7 1984
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
Construction Method:
wood frame
Roof Materials:
composition shingle
Signficant Architectural Features:
One and one-half story, rectangular plan frame residential with gable roof (slope to front). One exterior end chimney, part stone and part brick, on right elevation. Gabled portico with slender wood columns is centered on facade over single door entrance. Flushboard under portico. One small 6-light window on right portion of facade. Two 6/6 sash windows on right elevation, both on the first story and in the gable end. OUTBUILDINGS:
porch changed, front room, rear shed wing both removed; windows and flushboard siding added.
Historical Information:
Manse Jolly was a fugitive Rebel soldier who vowed to kill 5 Yankees for every one of his four brothers lost in the Civil War. He terrorized Union troops stationed in Anderson County after the war and finally escaped to Milam County, Texas, with a price on his head. He died there at age 29; he and his horse Dixie both drowned while crossing a creek
Source of Historical Information:
see backup file; various articles and reprinted letters.
Anderson - County, 1971/1980/1983/1984
Archives Location:
Box 14, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

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Anderson County