Mayfair Plantation - Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Mayfair Plantation – Jenkinsville – Fairfield County

Mayfair Plantation House - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Mayfair Plantation © Charles Norwood Crumpton —

Basic Information

  • Location – near Jenkinsville, Fairfield County

    West side of SC 358, approximately 6 miles south of junction Highway 215

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – The house is privately owned and has been restored (4).

Mayfair Plantation 1985 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Mayfair Plantation Prior to Restortation © National Register of Historic Places —

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1824 – House built by Colonel William Alston as a wedding gift for his daughter when she married Burrell Brown Cook. Cook was a planter and served in the South Carolina General Assembly (2).

  • 1883 – Thomas Chappell purchased the plantation (2).

  • ? – Bruce Hough became the plantation's next owner (4).

  • ? – Mayfair's next owner was Helen Douglas Chappell Crumpton (4).

  • 1985 – Anacal Corporation owned Mayfair (1, p. 1).

  • ? – S.C. McMeekin purchased Mayfair (2).

    Interesting note: During photographer Teri Leigh Teed's visit to the plantation in 2006, Mrs. McMeekin told her that Albert Einstein once visited Mayfair.

Mayfair Plantation Second Story Porch 2006 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Second Story Porch of Mayfair Plantation © Teri Leigh Teed, 2006 —

Land

  • Number of acres – 10 in 1985 (1, p. 1)

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Chronological list – Mr. and Mrs. Burrell Brown Cook (1824-1883), Thomas Chappell (1883-?), Bruce Hough, Helen Douglas Chappell Crumpton, Anacal Corporation (1985), S.C. McMeekin

Mayfair Plantation Front Door Window 2006 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Mayfair Plantation Front Door Window © Teri Leigh Teed, 2006 —

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • House is Federal style, two-story frame construction that has recently been restored (4).

Mayfair Plantation Staircase Detail 2006 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Mayfair Plantation Staircase Detail © Teri Leigh Teed, 2006 —

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1985
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Historic sites of Fairfield County: Click here - Mayfair Plantation numbered 84

  3. Map of Western Fairfield County: Click here - Mayfair Plantation numbered 84

  4. Information contributed by Lynn Griffith
Mayfair Plantation Side of House - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Side of Mayfair Plantation © Charles Norwood Crumpton —





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