Lynchwood Plantation - Timrod Chesterfield County Kershaw County South Carolina SC

Lynchwood Plantation – Timrod
Chesterfield County & Kershaw County



Basic Information

  • Location – Big Lynches River, near Timrod, Chesterfield and Kershaw Counties

    Off Timrod Road (see 3 for directions)

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • 1800s – Earliest known date of existence

  • Lovick and Jane Young were original owners of Lynchwood Plantation in the early 1800s (2).

  • ? – House built

  • 1825 – On his way to Camden, the Marquis de LaFayette spent the night at the plantation. His entourage was met by a magnificent torchlight procession and a company of the South Carolina militia (1).

  • 1853 – Jane Young passed away. The Young heirs sold Lynchwood Plantation to Lovick William Rochelle Blair in 1857 (1) (2) (3).

  • 1880 – William Crowe and Louisa Barfield acquired the plantation.

  • 1886 – The house was badly damaged by the Charleston earthquake. Since that time the house has had to be propped up with poles.

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

  • The Young, Lovick Family Cemetery is located on the plantation (3).

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • Lynchwood Post Office was on the property.

References & Resources

  1. A Guide to Selected Historical Sites in Kershaw County/District, South Carolina (Kershaw Historical Society, 1992)

  2. Information contributed by Caroline Young.

  3. Lovick Young and Jane D. Daniel family of Lynchwood Plantation, Kershaw Co., SC.





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