Rosemont Plantation - Waterloo Laurens County South Carolina SC

Rosemont Plantation – Waterloo – Laurens County



Basic Information

  • Location – Saluda River, Waterloo, Laurens County

    Original plantation lands were located about 2½ miles south of the intersection of US 221 and SC Secondary Road 149.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Rosemonte, Rose Monte

  • Current status – Privately owned

Timeline

  • 1769 – Earliest known date of existence

    Patrick Cunningham received a land grant.

  • 1787 – The plantation house was built.

  • 1816 – Ann Pamela Cunningham was born on the plantation. She eventually inherited the property from her father, Captain Robert Cunningham and managed it during the Civil War (National Register).

    Ann Pamela Cunningham organized the first meeting to raise funds to save George Washington's Mount Vernon.

  • 1875 – Ann Pamela Cunningham died at Rosemont.

  • 1930 – On August 10, the plantation house was destroyed by fire.

Land

  • Number of acres – 2,100

  • Primary crop – Indigo, tobacco, cotton

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Ann Pamela Cunningham; Patrick Cunningham; Captain Robert Cunningham

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Initial references: See #1, 32

  • South Carolina Highway Historical Marker Guide (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1998), p. 140.





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