Historic House Listings

Love the old cemetery! “Mollihon”, Circa 1790. On 49 acres in South Carolina. $699,500

March 21, 2022

Love the old cemetery on the property! The price doesn’t seem that bad considering the acreage and the size of the house. “Mollihon” was built in 1790. It is located on 49 acres in Whitmire, South Carolina. The home was built for Revolutionary War Colonel, Benjamin Herndon. He was awarded 1,000 acres by the U.S. Government as a thank you. The house could use some updating and undoing of past renovations. The Herndon family cemetery is 200 yards behind the home. Four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,454 square feet. $699,500

Contact Danny Hood with Coldwell Banker Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to “Mollihon,” the historical plantation estate of Col. Benjamin Herndon, United States patriot and hero of the Revolutionary War! Col. Herndon built this home in the early 1790’s for his family after he moved them here from North Carolina on 1000 acres that was awarded to him as a “Thank You” from the U.S. Government for his outstanding leadership and bravery during the Revolution. This Greek Revival beauty now sits on 49 acres and is an excellent property for horses and livestock. Located in Whitmire, SC, it’s less than an hour to the State Capital downtown Columbia, and only about 20 minutes to the lovely town of Newberry. Traveling west, it’s only about 45 minutes to Spartanburg and less than an hour to Greenville. GREAT central location!! It was built of cypress & oak, and peg construction. Many of the chimney brick made on site are still in place. Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury was often a guest of the Herndons as he traveled his circuit. The home has 6 fireplaces, and there have been some room additions over the years. The main level has the entry hall, living room, dining room, kitchen with living area and an owner’s suite. Upstairs is a center room den, flanked by three additional bedrooms. All rooms are huge! About 200 yards behind home is the Herndon family cemetary, the final resting place of the Colonel, he two wives and other family members. The home is in need of some repairs and updating…and is being sold AS IS. Priced accordingly.


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