Greenfield Plantation - Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Greenfield Plantation – Georgetown County

Greenfield Plantation 2012 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Greenfield Plantation, 2012 © Brandon Coffey

Basic Information

  • Location – Black River, Georgetown County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned

Front of Greenfield Plantation 2012 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Front Walk at Greenfield Plantation, 2012 © Brandon Coffey


  • 1735 – Earliest known date of existence

    William Saxby received a land grant.

  • 1777 – Paul Lepear was in possession of the plantation which consisted of 1,000 acres. He divided the acreage and sold half to Stephen Ford.

  • 1934 – Walker Inman purchased Greenfield. He had several buildings constructed on the plantation - various farm buildings, a superintendent's house, and servants quarters.

    The house and buildings were designed by Marion Sims Wyeth, of the New York and Palm Beach firm of Wyeth and King.

  • 1946 – Inman purchased nearby Campfield Plantation.

  • ? – Inman died leaving the plantation to his son, Walter "Skipper" J. Inman, Jr.

  • 2010 – Inman, Jr. died on February 24; Greenfield remained in the family.

Oak at Greenfield Plantation 2012 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Greenfield Plantation Oak, 2012 © Brandon Coffey


  • Number of acres – 1,000 in 1777

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Alphabetical list – Vick Deer and Russell Bauknight; Hunter Glover; Daralee Inman (2010); Walker J. Inman (1934-?); Walter "Skipper" J. Inman, Jr. (?-2010); Paul Lepear (1777); John Julius Pringle; William Saxby (1735-?); Thomas Shubrick's; J. William Skinner; Oliver Brightman Skinner


  • Number of slaves – 46


References & Resources

  1. Tommy Howard, Walker Inman, Multi-Millionaire Heir of Duke Fortune Dead at 57 (Georgetown, SC: Georgetown Times, March 9, 2010)

  2. Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001)
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

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