Millwood Plantation - Calhoun Falls Abbeville County South Carolina SC

Millwood Plantation – Calhoun Falls – Abbeville County

Basic Information

  • Location – Savannah River, Calhoun Falls, Abbeville County

    Located on SC 72 at the Savannah River bridge, three miles west of the Town of Calhoun Falls

  • Origin of name – Two of the property's first structures were a gristmill and a millrace, hence Millwood.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Owned by Duke Power Company; used for pulpwood cultivation


  • 1833 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1833 – House built by James E. Calhoun, brother-in-law and cousin of John C. Calhoun

  • 1940s – Purchased by Duke Power Company


  • Number of acres – 10,000

  • Primary crops – Corn, cotton


  • Chronological list – James E. Calhoun (1833-?); Duke Power Company (1940s-?)


  • Number of slaves – 200


References & Resources

  1. Sharyn Kane and Richard Keeton, The Curation Crisis - National Park Service

  2. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  3. 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

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

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