Blink Bonnie Plantation - Longtown Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Blink Bonnie Plantation – Longtown – Fairfield County



Basic Information

  • Location – Longtown, Fairfield County

  • Origin of name – One is able to view several counties from the hillside location and was given the name which in Scottish dialect means "beautiful view"

  • Other names – Robertson Place

  • Current status – Private residence

Timeline

  • Earliest known date of existence – In 1793 Darling Jones, a banker from Camden, received a large land grant.

  • 1822 – House built

  • After the Civil War, the house was sold at public auction and used as a stage station.

  • 1943 – The dilapidated mansion was purchased by M.A. Kirkland who fully restored the house. The original kitchen was converted for the commercial manufacturing of pickle and artichoke relishes.

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Jones (1793-?), Kirkland (1943-?), Robertson, Sayers (early 1970s)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • House – One-half story clapboard house with brick foundation and two chimneys.

  • There is a brick kitchen building to the left of the house.

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