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The Bonham House

Flat Grove, The Bonham House

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photo of the Bonham House

Flat Grove was the birthplace of Alamo hero James Butler Bonham. In 1989, Edwin Matthews deeded Flat Grove to the Saluda County Historical Society. It had been vacant for several decades and was literally falling in. Two rooms were already on the ground.

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Taste It 2010 - "After Flat Grove" with Dr. Bela Herlong

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Dr. Bela Herlong as Sophia Smith Bonham

The Sunday afternoon was cheerful and sunny when members and guests of the Saluda County Historical Society met for its annual “Taste It” at Flat Grove, the boyhood home of Alamo Hero James Butler Bonham. Everyone was seated in the front parlor when to our delight – Sophia Smith Bonham, entered from a bedroom and began packing a little worn trunk and then started talking to us, and we could hear!

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