Fairfield Plantation McClellanville Charleston County
- Location South Santee River, McClellanville,
St. James Santee Parish, Charleston County
Located five miles north of McClellanville off South Santee Road
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- 1704 Earliest known date of existence
- 1748 Thomas Lynch II purchased 700 acres from Thomas Boone. He probably built a house on the property soon after purchasing it (Linder & Thacker, p. 725).
- ? Thomas Lynch's widow, Sabina Vanderhorst Lynch, passed the property onto their only surviving son, Thomas Lynch III.
- 1797 Thomas Pinckney, Jr. inherited Fairfield from his father, Thomas Pinckney, Sr.
- ? During the Civil War, rifle pits were dug so that when the Union steamers came up the river they would be in range to be fired upon by rifles and larger artillery (Bridges & Williams, p. 217).
- Number of acres 700 in 1748
- Primary crop Rice
- Alphabetical list John Boone; Thomas Boone; Thomas Lynch II; Thomas Lynch III; Mitchell; Jacob and Rebecca Brewton Motte; Carol Pinckney; Captain Thomas Pinckney; Thomas Pinckney, Jr.; Thomas Pinckney, Sr.; Francis Pinckney Williams
- Number of slaves ?
- January 29, 1854 Colonel Pinckney had the following slaves confirmed from the Fairfield Estate by Bishop Davis: Crysta (Mrs. Pinckney's servant), Sam, Betty, Jimmy, Toy (Bridges & Williams, p. 437).
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1974
Photographs, architectural overview
- Initial references: 6, 22, 40
- Anne Baker Leland Bridges and Roy Williams III, St James Santee Plantation Parish History and Records, 1685-1925, (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1997).
- Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker (with preliminary research by Agnes Leland Baldwin), Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001), pp. 724-731.