Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Nuckolls-Jefferies House

Marker ID:  11-8
Location: 571 Asbury Rd. (S.C. Hwy. 211), Pacolet, SC
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 34° 55.815    W 081° 39.444
  34.93025    -81.6574
Style: Free Standing **


This house was built in 1843 for William Thompson Nuckolls (1801-1855) and later owned for many years by John D. Jefferies (1838-1910). Built in the Greek Revival style of the antebellum period and altered in the Neo-Classical style of the post-Civil War era, it is a fine example of a mid-19th century plantation house with significant late-19th century alterations.

William T. Nuckolls, a lawyer and politician, had represented what was then Spartanburg District in the U.S. House of Representatives 1827-1833. This house passed through several owners after his death until 1875, when Capt. John D. Jefferies, a Confederate veteran and businessman, acquired it. The house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Erected by the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., 2008