- Location Anderson County
Located off of Old Greenville Highway/SC 88 east of Pendleton
- Origin of name Samuel Maverick named Montpelier, after his paternal grandmother, Catherine Coyer Maverick's, hometown in France (4).
- Other names Maverick
- Current status Privately owned
- 1787 Earliest known date of existence (4)
Samuel Maverick received in a land grant for 126 acres (4).
- 1800 House built around this time by Samuel Maverick to be his summer home. The house had tall columns and iron balconies (4).
- 1810 Samuel Maverick moved his family from Pendleton and made Montpelier their permanent residence (4).
- 1850 House burned (4)
Samuel's wife died before the house burned. He along with his daughter Elizabeth and her husband William Van Wyck rebuilt the house (pictured above) that is still standing on a knoll near the original homesite (4).
- Circa 1928 Christopher Riggins purchased Montpelier (5)
- The family burying ground is on the property on a knoll 3/4 mile from the house.
- Number of acres 126 in 1787 (4)
- Primary crop Cotton and grapes; the first bail of cotton to sail to England from Montpelier was returned because it still contained the seeds (4)
- Alphabetical list Anderson, Laughton, Samuel Maverick, Christopher Riggins, William and Elizabeth Van Wyck
- Number of slaves ?
- Second house built on property still stands today.
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - Pendleton Historic District - PDF - submitted in 1970
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- 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 Ellen Maury Cassidy
- Information contributed by R. Aaron Riggins