Jacob Kelley House

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Jacob Kelley House
Jacob Kelley House is located in South Carolina
Jacob Kelley House
Jacob Kelley House is located in the United States
Jacob Kelley House
LocationWest of Hartsville on S-16-12, near Hartsville, South Carolina
Coordinates34°20′59″N 80°8′45″W / 34.34972°N 80.14583°W / 34.34972; -80.14583Coordinates: 34°20′59″N 80°8′45″W / 34.34972°N 80.14583°W / 34.34972; -80.14583
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Builtc. 1835 (1835)
NRHP reference #71000768[1]
Added to NRHPMay 6, 1971

Jacob Kelley House is a historic home located near Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina. The original one-story, log portion of the house predates 1830. The home was enlarged, weatherboarded, and a second story added about 1830-1840. It was later doubled with the addition of a two-story annex. It was the home of Jacob Kelley (1780-1874), prominent early settler and founder of the small agricultural community, Kelley Town. Its military significance stems from its use as headquarters for the Union troops of Gen. John E. Smith, Commander of the 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, in March 1865. From this location the Federal troops commandeered the nearby Kelley Mills, ransacking and laying waste to the surrounding area.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

The house is open for tours on the first Sunday of the month from March through December.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Dollie McGrath (March 1971). "Jacob Kelley House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Jacob Kelley House, Darlington County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 12, Hartsville vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Jacob Kelley House". South Carolina Office of Tourism. Retrieved 1 December 2014.