Ivy Gates Plantation - McCormick County South Carolina SC

Ivy Gates Plantation – Troy – McCormick County



Ivy Gates Plantation 2014 - McCormick County, South Carolina
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Special thanks to Ned Carmody for providing all the information and pictures on this page.

Basic Information

  • Location – Troy – McCormick County

    2644 Old Charleston Road

    This area of the South Carolina is steeped in history which includes the Long Canes Massacre of 1760 and the Revolutionary War battle, Long Cane.

  • Origin of name – The name comes from the ivy growing on the gate posts (1).

  • Other names – Wideman's (1)

  • Current status – Privately owned

Ivy Gates Plantation - Rear View 2007 - McCoormick County, South Carolina
— Back of Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2007 —
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Timeline

  • 1854 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1854 – House built by Dr. A. T. Wideman. It was constructed by Henry Jones of Atlanta during the same period he also worked on Eden Hall Plantation and nearby Long Cane Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (1).

  • Over the decades, three generations of the Wideman family would call Ivy Gates their home.

  • 1979 – Howard Clayton purchased Ivy Gates (1).

  • 2003 – On December 8, 2003, Edward and Susan Carmody purchased the property from Howard Clayton (1).

Ivy Gates Plantation - Smokehouse 2004 - McCoormick County, South Carolina
— Smokehouse at Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2004 —
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Land

  • Number of acres – 1300 acres in 1854

  • Primary crop – Cotton and naval stores

  • The home still has its original English boxwood garden dating from 1856 (1).

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 36 according to the 1860 census

Ivy Gates Plantation - Barn 2007 - McCoormick County, South Carolina
— Barn at Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2007 —
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Buildings

  • Buildings include a two-story white clapboard house, barn, and smokehouse.

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Ned Carmody

  2. Joy Stagg Rust, Old Homes of South Carolina (Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 1992)

    Christmas at Ivy Gates Plantation 2007 - McCormick County, South Carolina
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    Ivy Gates Plantation - Well 2004 - McCoormick County, South Carolina
    — Well at Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2004 —
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    Ivy Gates Plantation - Yard 2004 - McCoormick County, South Carolina
    — Yard at Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2004 —
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    The following three photographs show Ivy Gates Plantation blanketed in snow from the February 2010 storm that covered the state of South Carolina.

    Ivy Gates Plantation - Front of House 2010 - McCormick County, South Carolina
    — Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2010 —
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    Ivy Gates Plantation - Horses 2010 - McCoormick County, South Carolina
    — Horses of Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2010 —
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    Ivy Gates Plantation - Snow 2010 - McCoormick County, South Carolina
    — Ivy Gates Plantation © Ned Carmody, 2010 —
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