Roseville Plantation Florence Florence County
- Location Florence, Florence County
3636 N. Williston Road (Old Georgetown Road)
- Origin of name From the confederate rosebushes that lined the long drive. There are still a few of the bushes on the side of the house.
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1771 House built the Dewitt family (National Register).
- 1821 Richard Brockinton purchased the plantation from Harris Dewitt and Nathaniel S. McCall (National Register).
- 1831 or 1832 The original house burned (National Register).
- 1835 Brockinton built a house using hand-hewn construction (National Register).
- 1840-1843 Richard Brockinton died sometime during this period and his widow, Mary Hart Brockinton, inherited Roseville (National Register).
- 1851-1853 Mary died leaving the plantation to her nephew, Peter Samuel Bacot. Peter and his wife, Anna Jane White Bacot, had been living at Roseville before Mary's death (National Register).
- 1864 Peter died from yellow fever and left his estate to be divided equally between his six children as Anna had proceeded him in death (National Register).
- 1870 Peter's son, Peter Brockinton Bacot, owned four of the six shares of Roseville (National Register).
- 1877 Peter and Anna's eldest daughter, Ada White Bacot, and her third husband, James E.H. Clarke, returned to Roseville to oversee the plantation's operations (National Register).
- ? Ada and James' son, Thomas Alfred Clarke, inherited Roseville and continued farming the land. Thomas expanded the crops to include tobacco (National Register).
- ? James Henry Clarke owned Roseville (National Register).
- 1948 Roseville was sold outside of the Clarke family (National Register).
- ? Carl and Eleanor Tucker purchased Roseville (National Register).
- Number of acres 1,200 in 1850; 13.5 acres in 1997 (National Register)
There is an oak-lined avenue that leads to the house (National Register).
- Primary crops Cotton, rice, Indian corn, peas, beans, sweet potatoes, and tobacco in the 1900s (National Register)
- Chronological list Harris Dewitt and Nathaniel S. McCall (?-1821); Richard Brockinton (1821-1843); Mary Hart Brockinton (1843-1853); Peter Samuel Bacot (1853-1864); Peter Brockinton Bacot (1870-?); Thomas Alfred Clarke; James Henry Clarke; Carl and Eleanor Tucker
- Number of slaves Over 100 in 1850 (National Register)
- There is a two-story frame house, garage building, and old barn currently on the property (National Register)
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1997
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society