Willingham Plantation

Submitted byFHMaster onWed, 03/31/2021 - 21:45

Basic Information

  • Location – Brier Creek (a branch of the Savannah River), Bull Pond, Allendale County

    Located on SC 492, north of US 321 and west of SC 3

  • Origin of name – ?
  • Other names – ?
  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence
  • ? – House built
  • 1900s – In the early 1900s, Arthur J. Morris purchased the plantation from the five Willingham brothers (1, p. 51).
  • 1973 – Arthur J. Morris died. The property changed hands a few times. The fields were neglected and the buildings began to deteriorate (1, p. 52).
  • 1993 – Robert Clement, Jr. and Robert Clement, III purchased the plantation. The son later bought out his father's share. The father then bought a portion of the neighboring plantation, Burnt Orange (1, p. 50).

    The father-son team have spent thousands of dollars to restore the land and buildings on the property.

Land

  • Number of acres – 495 in 1993
  • Primary crop – Cotton

Owners

  • Chronological list – Willingham (?-early 1900s); Arthur J. Morris (early 1900s-1973); Robert Clement, Jr. and Robert Clement, III (1993-)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. Making History: Quilts-Then and Now - PDF

  2. Plantation's land returns to nature

  3. Alexania Easterling Lawton and Minnie Reeves Wilson, Allendale on the Savannah, (Bamberg, SC: Bamberg Herald Printers, 1970)
Location
On SC 492, north of US 321 and west of SC 3
State
Status
Unknown