Key Plantation - Richburg Chester County South Carolina SC

Key Plantation – Richburg – Chester County

Key Hall Plantation 2016 - Chester County, South Carolina
— Key Plantation © Roxann Yarborough James, 2016 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Richburg, Chester County

    2314 Old Richburg Road

  • Origin of name – Named for plantation's founder, Luck Key

  • Other names – Backstrom, Marion (1)

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

    Luck Key acquired the property (1).

  • Circa 1805 – Daniel Key inherited the property from his father Luck Key (1).

  • Circa 1805 – House built by Daniel Key (1).

  • 1848 – Captain John Garner Backstrom purchased the plantation which consisted of 400+ acres at the time (1).

  • 1883 – John Alexander Marion bought the plantation (1).

  • 1948 – The plantation was subdivided with the portion with the house being purchased by the George Yarborough family (1).

  • 2016 – George Yarborough's granddaughter, Roxann Yarborough James, owned the plantation (1).


  • Number of acres – 400+ in 1848 (1)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

    We are actively seeking information on the slaves who lived and worked at this plantation. If you find a resource that might help, please fill out this form. Thank you.

References & Resources

  • Information contributor by owner Roxann Yarborough James.

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