Mount Hope Plantation Ridgeway Fairfield County
- Location Ridgeway, Fairfield County
Located on SC 34, about one mile west of Ridgeway
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
— Rear of Mount Hope Plantation House © Stephanie Kelley, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
- 1800s Earliest known date of existence
- 1836 House built (1, p. 1)
Dr. John Peyne Thomas had the one-and-one-half story frame house built for $1,025. There was also a kiln built at this time to produce the bricks and tile for the house (1, p. 1).
- 1865-1885 Two of Dr. Thomas' daughters, Henrietta and Emily Thomas, conducted the Mount Hope School in the basement of the house (1, p. 1).
- 1983 Robert W. Thomas was owner (1, p. 1).
- 1986 Walter and Tan Brown purchased Mount Hope from the Thomas family (3).
- 2012 David Brown, son of Walter and Tan, was owner of record (3).
- Alphabetical list David Brown (?-present, 2012); Walter and Tan Brown (1986-?); Charles Edward Thomas; Dr. John Peyre Thomas (1836); Robert W. Thomas (1983); William Thomas
- Number of slaves ?
- As of 2012, the original house, outdoor kitchen/smokehouse circa 1850, and tenant house circa 1875 survive (1, p. 1 and 3).
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1983
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 Boyd Brown