Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Whig Hill

Marker ID:  11-4
Location: Union Hwy. (S.C. Hwy. 18), S of its junction with Round Tree Rd., approximately 5 mi. S. of Gaffney, SC
County: Cherokee
Style: Free Standing **


This plantation, 1.5 mi. S. near Thicketty Creek, was settled about 1767 by John Nuckolls, Sr. (1732-1780), a native of Virginia. During the American Revolution, as the war in the backcountry became a vicious civil war, the plantation became known as "Whig Hill" for Nuckolls´s support of the patriot cause. He was murdered by Tories in December 1780 and is buried on his plantation.

Erected by Cherokee County Historical and Preservation Society, 1998