What happened to the Fort Hill Mansion in Pendleton, South Carolina

Fort Hill part of Clemson University

James McElhenny, the Pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, built a four-room home in Pendleton ca 1803 and called it “Clergy Hall.” Later, it was owned by Mr. John C. Calhoun who enlarged it to contain fourteen rooms and renamed it “ Fort Hill.”

After the death of Calhoun in 1850, the property was passed to his wife to be shared with three of her…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

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