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Camp Hill, Spartanburg County (S.C. Hwy. 215, Glenn Springs vicinity)
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Facade Main Entrance Second Story
Porch Entrance
Right Oblique Left Oblique
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Left Elevation Left Rear
Rear Elevation Right Rear
Window Detail
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Central Hall
Stair Hall

The historical significance of the name Camp Hill stems from earlier use of the hilltop location as a Revolutionary War campsite by Col. Patrick Ferguson and his Tories prior to the Battle of Kings Mountain. From the added standpoint of architecture and landscape architecture, Camp Hill is a beautiful and well-preserved example of the Piedmont’s antebellum plantation era, reflecting the increasing affluence of the planter period as elaborate homes replaced the crude log cabins of the early settler Wofford and West families. Built ca. 1835, Camp Hill is a white clapboard, three-story Greek Revival plantation house with a white-columned, two-storied piazza covering the front fašade. In addition there are side wings: a doctor’s “shop” in the right wing, the plantation office in the left. Under direction of the first owner’s wife, a large garden for flowers was laid out in a formal design, all the beds edged with boxwood. The walks were graveled. The original English boxwood and the tree box have grown into a formal garden noted for its beauty. Listed in the National Register July 16, 1970.

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