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The Hartley House is a historic house in Batesburg, South Carolina that was built before the 1800s. It is also known as the Bond-Bates-Hartley house. The house was built for a man named John Pearson Bond and later came into possession of John Bates, the man Batesburg, was named for. Later the Hartley family owned the house for over a century.
There are many local legends surrounding this house and many tales of it being haunted. According to local tradition, the Bond-Bates-Hartley House served as a stagecoach stop and post office, prior to the founding of the town of Batesburg.
Architecturally the house is a typical upcountry farmhouse, with a portico adapted from the Greek Revival style. It is believed to be the oldest house in Batesburg.
(Source: National Register nomination form).