- 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
- ? – 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).
- Number of acres – Approximately 430 in the 1800s; 5 acres in 1975 (1, p. 2)
- Primary crop – Cotton (1, p. 2)
- 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.
- The house is a one and one-half story, clapboard construction (1, p. 2).
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
– Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1975
– Photographs, architectural overview
- Brief history of Erwinton Plantation - source no longer available online
- 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
- Information contributed by Kenny M. Lacarter whose Jackson family slave ancestors are buried in the plantation's cemetery.