Cross Keys Plantation - Cross Keys Union County South Carolina SC

Cross Keys Plantation – Cross Keys – Union County

Cross Keys Plantation 1971 - Union County, South Carolina
— Cross Keys Plantation © National Register of Historic Places, 1971 —

Basic Information

  • Location – Cross Keys, Ninety Six District, Union County

    Located at the intersection of SC 49 and Road 22, 10 miles southwest of the City of Union

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Cross Keys House

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1812-1814 – House built by Barrum Bobo 1, p. 2).

  • 1865 – Jefferson Davis, along with the Confederate cabinet and his military escort, lunched at Cross Keys on April 30th while traveling through the area (2r).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Barrum Bobo (1812), Mrs. Mary Whitmire Davis (1865), William Claude Wilburn (1971)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • House was constructed with common bond brick in the Georgian Colonial style (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1971
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. SC Highway Historical Marker Guide - online database by the SC Department of Archives & History

  3. Allan D. Charles, Narrative History of Union County South Carolina (Greenville, SC: A PRESS Printing Company, 1997)
     Order Narrative History of Union County South Carolina

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