Davis Plantation - Monticello Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Davis Plantation – Monticello – Fairfield County

Davis Plantation 1940 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Davis Plantation in 1940 © Contributed by Blair Martin —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Lake Monticello, Jenkinsville, Fairfield County

    5264 State Highway 215

  • Origin of name – Named for the plantation's first owner, Dr. James B. Davis

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned

    The plantation was listed for sale with asking price of $ 2,900,000 as of February 2014.

Davis Plantation 1971 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Davis Plantation in 1971 © National Register of Historic Places —
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Timeline

  • Circa 1840-1850 – Earliest known date of existence when Dr. James B. Davis constructed the house (1, p. 2).

  • Circa 1861 – Captain Joseph Kennerly "J.K." Davis purchased the plantation from Dr. Davis or his estate (3).

  • 1896 – J.K. Davis died on April 6 (3).

  • 1974 – W.R. Robinson was owner of record (1, p. 1)

Davis Plantation Parlor - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Parlor of Davis Plantation © Blair Martin —
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Land

  • Number of acres – 82 in 2012 (2)

  • Primary crop – Cotton (1, p. 3)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Davis Plantation Foyer - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Foyer of Davis Plantation © Blair Martin —
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Buildings

  • The house is two-story of frame construction (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1974
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Real Estate Listing

  3. Information contributed by Barbara Kenyon, wife of Joseph Kennerly Davis's great, great grandson
Davis Plantation Study - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Study of Davis Plantation in 1971 © Blair Martin —
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