Woodburn Plantation - Pendleton Anderson County South Carolina SC

Woodburn Plantation – Pendleton – Anderson County

Woodburn Plantation 2013 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Woodburn Plantation © Bill Fitzpatrick, 2013 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information


  • 1800 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1832 – House built by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

  • 1852 – House enlarged by Reverend Dr. John B. Adger

  • 1882 – Jane Edna Harris Hunter was born on Woodburn Farm; she later founded the Phyllis Wheatley Association.

  • 1966 – Deeded to the Foundation for Historic Restoration of the Pendleton Area


  • Number of acres – 600

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Reverend Dr. John B. Adger (1852); Joseph Ellison Adger (1859); Bailey; Bennett; Elliott; John Franks; Hunter; McCord; Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1830); Augustine T. Smythe (1882); David Taylor (1848)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Pendleton Historic Foundation - see information on Woodburn on left

  3. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  4. 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

  5. Jane Ockershausen, The South Carolina One-Day Trip Book (McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1998)

  6. Carolina W. Todd and Sidney Wait, South Carolina: A Day at a Time (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 2008)

  7. SC Highway Historical Marker Guide - online database by the SC Department of Archives & History

  8. Slave Dwelling Project Visits Woodburn House Pendleton SC - Joseph McGill, a program officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, documents his overnight stay in a slave cabin at Woodburn Plantation in May 2013

Contact Information

  • Pendleton Historic Foundation
    PO Box 444
    Pendleton, SC 29670

    Telephone: 864-646-7249
    Website: Click here

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