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Last updated 10/21/2020 at 3:58pm
The Tales of Hanty Branch
When I ventured up the hill off Greenville Highway to see Hanty Branch and its owner, Andrew Hamilton, I thought I was going to find out more about the historic home. What I left with was the story of the house, and many more interesting tales about the family who has long dwelt in it.
The house was built as a summer home by Hamilton's great-grandfather, John Samuel Verner, in 1903. Verner was a politician and lawyer from Oconee County, S.C., who later settled in Columbia.
Verner discovered Transylvania County in the 1890s while scouting property for one of hi...