Lynchwood Plantation - Chesterfield County Kershaw County South Carolina SC

Lynchwood Plantation – Chesterfield County & Kershaw County

Basic Information

  • Location – Big Lynches River, Chesterfield and Kershaw Counties

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1800s – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1825 – On his way to Camden, the Marquis de LaFayette spent the night at the plantation. His entourage was met by a magnificent torchlight procession and a company of the South Carolina militia (Kershaw Historical Society).

  • 1886 – The house was badly damaged by the Charleston earthquake. Since that time the house has had to be propped up with poles.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

  • The family burial ground is located on the plantation.


  • Chronological list – Lovick William Rochelle Blair (1857), William Crowe and Louisa Barfield (1880), Lovick Young (early 1900's)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • Lynchwood Post Office was on the property.

Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Initial references:

  • A Guide to Selected Historical Sites in Kershaw County/District, South Carolina Published by the Kershaw Historical Society 1992

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