Blink Bonnie Plantation Longtown Fairfield County
- Location Longtown, Wateree River, Fairfield County
- Origin of name In Scottish vernacular, Blink Bonnie means beautiful view; the hillside location of the plantation provides views of several counties (1, p. 2)
- Other names Robertson Place (1, p. 1)
- Current status Private residence
- 1793 Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 3)
Darling Jones, a banker from Camden, received a large land grant (1, p. 3).
- 1822 House built by Darling Jones (1, p. 3) (4).
- ? Blink Bonnie Plantation passed from Darling Jones to his son Abram Jones (4).
- Circa 1860s After the Civil War, the house was sold by the Jones family at public auction and used as a stage station (1, p. 3) (4).
- ? W.O. Robertson purchased the property (2, XII: 53).
- 1943 Mr. and Mrs. Marion Adickes Kirkland purchased the house, which was in a state of dilapidation, and restored it. The original kitchen was converted for the commercial manufacturing of pickle and artichoke relishes (1, p. 3) (2, XII: 53).
- Early 1970s The Sayers purchased Blink Bonnie (3).
- Number of slaves ?
- House One-half story clapboard house with brick foundation and two chimneys.
- There is a brick kitchen building to the left of the house.
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1972
Photographs, architectural overview
- 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 Walter T. Sayers.
- Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
Julian Stevenson Bolick, A Fairfield Sketchbook (Jacobs Brothers, 1963)