Mackay Point Plantation - Pocotaligo Jasper County South Carolina SC

Mackay Point Plantation – Pocotaligo – Jasper County



Mackay Point Plantation 2014 - Jasper County, South Carolina
— Mackay Point Plantation © Josh Whiteside, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Tullifinny River, Pocotaligo, Prince William Parish, Jasper County

  • Origin of name – Named for the Mackay family

  • Other names – Orchards

  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • 1732 – Earliest known date of existence

    The plantation was owned by the Mackay family.

  • By 1806 – House built

  • Circa 1930 – George Widener purchased Jenkins Plantation, Rocky Point Plantation, Lockwood Plantation, Bull Bluff Plantation and Mackay Point Plantation. He combined the properties into one large plantation and retained the Mackay name. He constructed a large mansion/hunting lodge (3, p. 145) (6).

  • 1971 – George Widener died and left the plantation jointly to four of his wife's grandchildren as he never had children of his own (3, p. 147).

  • 1972 – Wye River Farms purchased Mackay Point from the estate of George Widener (3, p. 147).

  • 1972 – Wye River Farms conveyed the 4,644 acre property to Barbara and Stuart Janney Jr. (3, p. 147).

  • 1988 – Stuart Janney passed away, with Barbara the year previously, leaving Mackay Point to his 14 grandchildren (3, p. 147).

  • Circa 1994 – The Welsh family purchased Mackay Point (5).

  • Circa 2009 – The house built by Wildener was torn down and replaced by a new house (3, p. 147).

  • 2014 – Two partners of a private equity firm purchased the plantation and renovated all of the property's buildings. They also worked with the Lowcountry Open Land Trust on a conservation easement for the property (4).

Land

  • Number of acres – 4,644 in 1972; 6,312 in 1986 (3, p. 147)

  • Primary crop – Cotton

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • All of the original houses on Mackay Point were destroyed by Sherman's troops in 1865.

References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. N. Jane Iseley and William P. Baldwin, Lowcountry Plantations Today (Greensboro, NC: Legacy Publications 2001)

  3. Robert B. Cuthbert and Stephen G. Hoffius, editors, Northern Money, Southern Land: The Lowcountry Plantation Sketches of Chlotilde R. Martin (Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009)

  4. Huffines Company Posting

  5. Danielle Viguerie Ahern, Under the Oaks (Charlestonmag.com, December 2006)

  6. Jasper County Plantations





SC Plantation Inns
SC Plantation Tours
SC Plantation Pictures
SC Plantations by Place
SC Plantation Weddings



Abbeville County
Aiken County
Allendale County
Anderson County

Bamberg County
Barnwell County
Beaufort County
Berkeley County

Calhoun County
Charleston County
Cherokee County
Chester County
Chesterfield County
Clarendon County
Colleton County

Darlington County
Dillon County
Dorchester County

Edgefield County

Fairfield County
Florence County

Georgetown County
Greenville County
Greenwood County

Hampton County
Horry County

Jasper County

Kershaw County

Lancaster County
Laurens County
Lee County
Lexington County

Marion County
Marlboro County
McCormick County

Newberry County

Oconee County
Orangeburg County

Pickens County

Richland County

Saluda County
Spartanburg County
Sumter County

Union County

Williamsburg County

York County


Flower photographs by Virginia Saunders, Columbia, SC. Please click flower for more info.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Are you able to contribute plantation
information or pictures?
Please click here.


SouthCarolinaPlantations.com
is maintained as a public service by

South Carolina

Home Edit Info Contact

HomeAdd InfoSearchContact