South Carolina…Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends…by county


South Carolina Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends by County
Spartanburg County
Union County
Laurens County
Greenville County
Cherokee County

Spartanburg County
Ghost Towns

1…Blackwood, 3 miles North of New Prospect
2…Paris, 3 miles West of Chesnee
3…McMullen, 4 miles Southwest of Chesnee
4…Brannon, 3 miles South of New Prospect
5…Bennett, 2 miles North of Campobello
6…Andover, 3 miles South/Southwest ofCampobello
7…Tular, 4 miles West of Moore
8…Cashville, 5 miles South of Reidville
9…Hebron, 5 miles South of Glen Springs
10..Evinsville, 3 1/2 miles North/Northeast of Cross Anchor

No Treasure legends for Spartanburg county

Union County
Treasure Legends

1…In 1865, Union troops chased a retreating Jefferson Davis, his cabinet and Confederate soldiers
were transporting the Confederate Treasury from Yorksville to Unionville. As the crossed the
river at Smith’s Ford, Union soldiers caught up with the rear guard, taking 10 prisoners. It was
reported that a portion of the gold and silver was buried near this ford and never recovered.
When the Yankees caught up with the group, they captured 7 wagons in the woods as the Confederates
were in the process of burying the contents near the fork of the Apalachee and Oconee Rivers.
They captured $188,000 in coin, $1 1/2 Million in bank notes, $4 Million in Confederate currency.
The buried cache has never been recovered from this area.

Ghost Towns

1…Pickney, on the tri-county line, 3 miles Northeast of Adamsburg
2…Bonham, 5 miles North of Union
3…Gist, 3 1/2 miles North of Buffalo
4…Colerain, 3 miles Southeast of West Springs
5…Delta, 3 miles Northeast of Whitmire on railroad
6…Ada, on railroad and Tyger River, 6 miles Northeast of Whitmire
7…Herbert, in the Southeast corner of county, 2 miles Northwest of Shelton

Laurens County
Ghost Towns

1…Jachin, 7 miles due East of Fountain Inn
2…Paul, on West county line, 2 1/2 miles Northwest of Hickory Tavern
3…Tylersville, 4 miles Southeast of Landord
4…Hintington, 5 miles, due South of Cross Anchor
5…Renno, on railroad 7 1/2 miles West of Whitmire
6…Garlington, on railroad and East county line, 5 miles West of Whitmire
7…Simpson, 8 miles West of Laurens
8…Ekom, 9 miles Southwest of Laurens
9…Owingsville, 6 miles due West of Waterloo
10..Baldwin, on South county line, 3 miles Southwest of Waterloo
11..Madden, on railroad, 3 miles Southwest of Laurens
12..Coldpoint, 5 miles North of Waterloo
13..Harris Springs, 2 1/2 miles East/Southeast of Waterloo
14..Milton, 6 miles South of Clinton
15..Sarah, 5 miles East of Cross Hill near the East county line
16..Carroll, and the Saluda River, 3 miles Southwest of Cross Hill
17..Manilla, near the Southeast county line, 5 miles Southeast of Cross Hill

Treasure Legend

1…Rufus Baker buried a cache of gold and silver coins in the vicinty of Cross Hill

Greenville County
Ghost Towns

1…Clara, in the far Northwest corner of the county on the State Line, 7 1/2 miles West/Southwest of Caesars Head
2…Venus, 2 miles South of Caesars Head
3…Riverview, 1 mile Northwest of Cleveland
4…Terry, 3 miles East of Cleveland
5…Merrittsville, 7 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
6…Ben, 5 miles Northeast of Tigerville
7…Bettie, 3 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
8…Tyger, 3 miles East of Tigerville
9…Mitchell, 6 miles South of Gowensville
10..Jesse, 1 1/2 miles Northeast of Marietta
11..Marydale, 4 miles East of Marietta
12..Sandy Flat, 5 miles North/Northwest of Taylor
13..Crotwell, 4 miles Northwest of Taylor
14..Grove, 3 miles North/Northeast of Piedmont
15..Woodville, 5 miles due East of Williamston
16..Flora, on East county line, 3 miles Southeast of Pelham
17..Clear Springs, 3 miles due East of Mauldin
18..Huntersville, 7 miles due East of Mauldin
19..Albans, 6 miles Southeast of Simpsonville
20..Lickville, 4 miles Southwest of Fork Shoals
21..Cedrus, 2 1/2 miles South of Fork Shoals

Treasure Legend

1…The Tory bandit Bloody Bill Bates used the mountain area near Travelers Rest and Greenville to hide caches of
stolen good, merchandise and loot. He was captured and shot at Greenville without revealing the exact location
of his plunder and it has yet to be discovered.

Cherokee County
Ghost Towns

1…State Line, on the state line, 5 miles Northeast of Chesnee
2…Maud, 7 1/2 miles Northwest of Gaffney
3…Goforth, 6 miles North of Gaffney
4…Terry, 3 miles Northeast of Blacksburg
5…Lawn, 5 miles Southeast of Gaffney
6…Goucher, on West county line, 4 miles Southeast of Cowpens
7…Asbury, 5 miles Northeast of Pacolet
8…Gowdeysville, 8 miles North/Northeast of Jonesville
9…Wilkinsville, 6 miles Southwest of Hickory Grove
10..Sunnyside, 10 miles Southwest of Hickory Grove

No treasure legends this county

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2 thoughts on “South Carolina…Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends…by county

  1. Dusty

    Are these locations in Greenville County confirmed ghost towns? Are any of them private property and is there a physical map of their location?

    • These are towns of record…local research is needed to answer your questions on private property…local early plot maps (county clerks office) will give you a map of location.

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