Walworth Plantation - Eutawville Orangeburg County South Carolina SC

Walworth Plantation – Eutawville – Orangeburg County



Walworth Plantation - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
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Basic Information

  • Location – Eutawville, Orangeburg County

    5 miles east of Eutawville

  • Origin of name – Named for a section of London, England (5)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – House privately owned; Westvaco owns majority of property and it is used as a hunting preserve (6).

Walworth Plantation Front Entrance - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
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Timeline

  • 1811 – Samuel Porcher was owner.

  • 1837 – House built

  • ? – The house was used as a hospital during the Civil War (exact dates unknown).

  • 1920 – William and Elinor Cordes Gaillard owned Walworth.

  • 1930 – Stuart Gregg owned Walworth.

  • 1940 – J. Peter Grace owned Walworth and used the plantation as a winter home for his racehorses (7).

  • ? – Mr. and Mrs. John Nash acquired the plantation.

  • 1989 – Anthony Marruchella and Glenn Gallant purchased Walworth from Mr. and Mrs. John Nash and proceeded to completely restore and renovate the house (6).

  • 2011 – Glenn Gallant owned Walworth (6).

Walworth Plantation Dining Room - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Walworth Plantation Dining Room © Tony Marruchella —
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Land

  • Number of acres – In 2011, 250 acres were privately owned. 10,000 acres were owned by Westvaco (6).

  • Primary crop – Historically cotton (6); Cattle in modern times (7)

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Gadsden (?); William and Elinor Cordes Gaillard (1920); Anthony Marruchella and Glenn Gallant (1989-?); Glenn Gallant (2011); J. Peter Grace (1940); Stuart Gregg (1930); Mr. and Mrs. John Nash (?-1989); Samuel Porcher (1811); Thomas William Porcher

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 200-250 (6)

Walworth Plantation Library - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Walworth Plantation Library © Tony Marruchella —
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Buildings

  • The house was completely restored and renovated in the early 1990s (6).

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  2. 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

  3. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

  4. Caption on map of plantations along the Santee River in Upper St. John's Parish, SC 1865

  5. Information contributed by Eugene C. Walworth

  6. Information contributed by Tony Marruchella

  7. Information contributed by C. Michael Davis

Walworth Plantation Master Bedroom - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Master Bedroom at Walworth Plantation © Tony Marruchella —
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Walworth Plantation Carriage House - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Walworth Plantation Carriage House © Tony Marruchella —
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