City Directories and History: “Orange Hill Plantation was the home of the Rev. Moses Waddel. The house burned and the next owner, Major Armistead Burt of Abbeville, probably rebuilt the house, but his was also destroyed by fire about 1908-10. The owner at that time was Albert Gibert. Orange Hill originally contained about 2,000 acres along the Savannah, but Mr. Gibert added another 1,000 acres during his ownership. He sold the property to Duke Power Company, who in turn sold it to the U. S. Army Engineers. The name of this plantation comes from the osage orange trees which were used in the gardens near the house and also around the well which supplied water for the house.”
Also: “Orange Hill on the Savannah River was the home of Armistead Burt. At his town house in Abbeville, President Jefferson Davis held his last cabinet meeting. Mrs. Davis was also entertained at Burt Mansion in Abbeville.”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
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