Cross Keys House | Olde English District

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Cross Keys House

163 Old Buncombe Rd.
Sumter National Forest
Union, SC 29379
Phone:
(864) 429-5081

Built by Barham (Barrum) Bobo between 1812 and 1814, this priceless piece of history is one of the best examples of Colonial Georgian in the upstate. It was a working plantation and came under the stewardship of the Union County Historical Society, with the assistance of the County of Union, in October 2006.  Presently consisting of more than 20 acres, the site is being restored in a plantation re-creation effort. Original buildings have been repaired and three log cabins from around Union County have been moved to the site. Each spring the visit of President Jefferson Davis, CSA, is reenacted. For more information or to arrange a tour call the Union County Museum.