Greenfield Plantation - Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Greenfield Plantation – Georgetown County



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

  • Location – Black River, Georgetown County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned and operated as a special events venue

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

  • 1735 – Earliest known date of existence (3)

    William Saxby received a land grant (3).

  • ? – House constructed

  • 1747 – William Saxby and his wife Sarah both died. The property was left to Richard and Thomas Saxby, the couple's minor sons (3).

  • 1753 – Paul Lepear was in possession of the plantation which consisted of 1,000 acres (3).

  • 1777 – Paul Lepear divided the acreage and sold half to Stephen Ford. Ford also owned Waterford Plantation which was located on the other side of the Black River from Lepear's property (3).

  • Circa 1788 – Paul Lepear died (3).

  • 1790 – Thomas Shubrick purchased the property which was referred to as Greenefield (with and additional 'e') at this time (3).

  • ? – John Julius Pringle was the plantation's next owner of record with him probably purchasing it from Shubrick (3).

  • ? – John Julius Pringle's grandson, John Julius Izard Pringle, inherited Greenfield Plantation (3).

  • ? – After the death of John Julius Izard Pringle, his widow, Jane Lynch Pringle, inherited the plantation and kept it as a working property (3).

  • 1885 – Oliver B. Skinner purchased Greenfield Plantation from the Pringle family (3).

  • 1923 – Oliver B. Skinner's son, J. William Skinner, sold the plantation to Hunter Grover (3).

  • 1935 – Walker Patterson Inman, an heir of the Duke family, purchased Greenfield Plantation from the receivers of the Bank of Georgetown. He had several buildings constructed on the plantation – the main house, various farm buildings, a superintendent's house, and servants quarters (3).

    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.

  • 1954 – Inman died at Greenfield leaving the plantation to his two year old son, Walter "Skipper" J. Inman, Jr (3).

  • 2010 – Inman, Jr. died on February 24; Greenfield remained in the family (1).

Oak at Greenfield Plantation 2012 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Greenfield Plantation Oak © Brandon Coffey, 2012 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Land

  • Number of acres – 1,000 in 1753; 500 in 1777; about 300 in 2012

  • Primary crop – Rice (3)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 46 in 1790 (3)

References & Resources

  1. Glenn Smith, Trouble in Paradise: Death of Heir to Duke Fortune Ignites Flames of Already Heated Family Discord (Charleston, SC: The Post and Courier, August 19, 2012)

  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

  3. Greenfield Plantation Weddings and Events History Page: Click here

Contact Information

  • Greenfield Plantation Weddings and Events
    Greenfield Drive
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Telephone: 307-413-4531
    Website: Click here



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