Tanglewood Plantation - Lynchburg Lee County South Carolina SC

Tanglewood Plantation – Lynchburg – Lee County



Tanglewood Plantation 2009 - Lee County, South Carolina
— Tanglewood Plantation © SCIWAY.net, 2009 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Lynchburg, Lee County

    2100 SC 341

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Smith's Grove

  • Current status – ? – In October 2014 Tanglewood Plantation was under contract to be sold

Tanglewood Plantation Front Parlor 2013 - Lee County, South Carolina
— Front Parlor at Tanglewood Plantation © Daniel Cothran, 2013 —
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Timeline

  • 1747 – Earliest known date of existence when Arthur Smith received a land grant from King George II (2).

  • ? – Original house built by Arthur Smith. The two story cypress log home was lost to fire in the early 1800s (2).

  • 1830 – Current house built by Arthur's grandson, Rev. William H. Smith (2)

  • ? – William's son, U.S. Senator Ellison DuRant "Cotton Ed" Smith, owned Tanglewood (2).

  • ? – Ellison's daughters Anna S. Smith and Isobel S. Lawton were owners of Tanglewood Plantation (2).

  • ? – Wellington and Janet Goddin became owners of the plantation (2).

  • 2013 – Daniel and Jessica Cothran purchased Tanglewood from the Goddins and operated it as a special events venue (5).

  • 2014 – The Cothrans were in need of selling the property quickly. They hosted an open house and received 57 bids. A bid was accepted in October (6).

Tanglewood Plantation Center Hall 2013 - Lee County, South Carolina
— Tanglewood Plantation Center Hall © Daniel Cothran, 2013 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Land

  • Number of acres – 500 in 1977; 24 in 2014

  • Primary crop – Cotton

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Tanglewood Plantation School House 2013 - Lee County, South Carolina
— School House at Tanglewood Plantation © Daniel Cothran, 2013 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Buildings

  • Buildings include plantation house, smokehouse, butler's house, one-room school house, tack house, and barn. The original smokehouse is thought to be the oldest building in Lee County (2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1975
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Brief history of Tanglewood Plantation: Click here

  3. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  4. 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

  5. Information contributed by Daniel Cothran

  6. Traci Bridges, Lynchburg's Historic Tanglewood Plantation Under Contract (Florence, SC: Morning News, October 16, 2014)

Contact Information
  • Tanglewood Plantation
    2100 Highway 341 South
    Lynchburg, SC 29080

    Website: Click here





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