Erwinton Plantation

Submitted byFHMaster onTue, 03/30/2021 - 22:12

Basic Information

  • Location – Bull Pond, Allendale County

    4829 River Road - located off SC 3, south of US 301 (4)

  • Origin of name – ?
  • Other names – Erwin House, Erwinton Plantation and Hunting Club
  • Current status – Privately owned

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

    The exact date is not confirmed as sources have noted both 1716 and 1799 (4).

  • ? – House built

    This house was destroyed by fire.

  • 1828 – Present house was constructed by Dr. William Robinson Erwin (1, p. 3).

    This house was unoccupied after the Civil War but remained in the Erwin family.

  • 1955 – Purchased by Houston Rawls. Mr. Rawls updated the house and used it as his winter home (1, p. 3).
  • 1960s – Rawls sold to Walter S. Montgomery, R.Z. Cates, and McFarland Cates who use it as a hunt club (1, p. 3).

Land

  • Number of acres – Approximately 430 in the 1800s; 5 acres in 1975 (1, p. 2)
  • Primary crop – Cotton (1, p. 2)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

    We are actively seeking information on the slaves who lived and worked at this plantation. If you find a resource that might help, please fill out this form. Thank you.

Buildings

  • The house is a one and one-half story, clapboard construction (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    – Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1975
    – Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Brief history of Erwinton Plantation - source no longer available online

  3. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
      Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
      Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  4. Information contributed by Kenny M. Lacarter whose Jackson family slave ancestors are buried in the plantation's cemetery.

     

 

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