- Location Columbia, Richland County
409 Old Woodlands Road
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Old Woodlands
- Current status Most of the land has been subdivided into commercial and residential pieces. The house built in 1896 remains.
- 1786 Earliest known date of existence
Wade Hampton I acquired 18,150 acres along both banks of the Congaree River at Gills Creek (3, p. 8).
- Circa 1786 House built
Hampton built a house he called Woodlands (3, p. 8).
- Circa 1817 Hampton divided his Woodlands property giving the northern portion to his son Wade Hampton II. Hampton II developed his piece and called it Millwood Plantation.
- 1835 Hampton died and the Woodlands was left to his son Wade Hampton II (3, p. 8).
- 1858 Hampton II died and his estate was divided among his heirs. His youngest son Frank Hampton inherited 625 acres including the Woodlands house (3, p. 8).
- 1863 Frank Hampton was mortally wounded in Virginia fighting in the Civil War (3, p. 8).
- 1865 The plantation house was destroyed by fire during General Sherman's occupation of Columbia in February (3, p. 8).
- 1896 Second house built
Frank Hampton, Jr. constructed the house that still stands about a mile from where the first Woodlands house was. He used lumber milled at an onsite sawmill (3, p. 5, 8).
- 1926 Frank Hampton, Jr. died and the Woodlands then belonged to his second son Harry R. E. Hampton (3, p. 9).
- 1980 Harriott Hampton Faucette inherited the plantation upon her father, Harry R. E. Hampton's death (3, p. 9).
- Number of acres 18,150 in 1786; 625 in 1858; 33 in 2006 (3, p. 5, 8).
- Primary crop Cotton (3, p. 8).
- Chronological list Wade Hampton I (1786-1835); Wade Hampton II (1835-1858); Frank Hampton (1858-1863); Frank Hampton, Jr. (1863-1926); Harry R. E. Hampton (1926-1980); Harriott Hampton Faucette (1980-?)
- Number of slaves ?
- The original, detached kitchen is still standing (3, p. 7).
References & Resources
- Walter Edgar, editor,The South Carolina Encyclopedia
(Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2006)
- 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
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 2006
Photographs, architectural overview
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