Roselawn Plantation - Allendale Allendale County South Carolina SC - Rose Lawn

Roselawn Plantation – Allendale – Allendale County

Roselawn Plantation - Allendale County, South Carolina
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Basic Information

  • Location – Allendale, Allendale County

    Seed Place - 3 miles southwest of Allendale off SC 47

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Lawton House

  • Current status – Privately owned

Roselawn Plantation 1975 - Allendale County, South Carolina
— Roselawn Plantation • National Register of Historic Places, 1975 —
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  • 1825 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1836 – House built by Reverend Joseph Alexander Lawton.

  • 1865 – Served as headquarters for Union cavalry commanded by Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick. House was spared burning for this reason.

    During this time, Kilpatrick allowed Lawton and his family to occupy one small room of the house, which had an outside entrance through a side door (4 p. 47-48).

  • ? – Camille C. Sharpe, a descendant of Reverend Joseph Alexander Lawton, became owner


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Reverend Joseph Lawton (?); Don C. Sharpe (?); Camille C. Sharpe (2005)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1975
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Brief history of Roselawn Plantation - source no longer available online

  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. Alexania Easterling Lawton, Allendale on the Savannah (Bamberg, SC: Bamberg Herald Printers, 1970).

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