Midway Plantation - Fort Motte Calhoun County South Carolina SC

Midway Plantation – Fort Motte – Calhoun County

Basic Information

  • Location – Fort Motte, St. Matthews Parish, Calhoun County

    Located south of Fort Motte off US 601

  • Origin of name – The plantation was named Midway because it was located between Belleville and Bellbroughton plantations. Belleville was the family home of original owner William Russell Thomson, and Bellbroughton was the home of his wife's father.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1785 – Earliest known date of existence

    William Russell Thomson built a house on the property.

  • 1807 – Thomson died and left the place to his son, Charles Robert Thomson.

  • 1855 – Charles Thomson died but it is unknown at this time who became the next owner.

  • ? – Sometime after the Civil War the plantation was purchased by Robert E. Clark.

  • 1879 – Philip W. Fairey purchased the plantation.

  • 1889 – Jacob Risher Fairey inherited the plantation from his father, Philip.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Robert E. Clark, Jacob Risher Fairey, Philip W. Fairey, Charles Robert Thomson, William Russell Thomson


  • Number of slaves – ?


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