Rose Hill Plantation located in Union County, South Carolina.
The home of William Henry Gist (August 22, 1807 – September 30, 1874) the 68th Governor of South Carolina from 1858 to 1860 and a leader of the secession movement in South Carolina. He was one of the signers of the Ordinance of Secession on December 20, 1860, which effectively launched the Confederacy and ultimately the US Civil War.
The plantation survived the Civil War because the rivers were flooded at the time the Union Army came through under General Sherman.
No longer in use, leaning to the right, a lighthouse has been here 1789. Just prior to the US Civil War the lights here were destroyed by the federal government rather than have it be taken by the confederacy.
The great Charleston earthquake of 1886 damaged the structure but it was repaired enough to be put back in use. Finally in 1960 the land had been washed away and the light decommissioned.