Elmswood Plantation - Clarendon County South Carolina SC

Elmswood Plantation – – Clarendon County

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  • Location – Clarendon County

    Among the few historic houses remaining in Clarendon County is the Richardson mansion near Summerton. It stands far back from the highway, in a grove of oaks, cedars, and magnolias, and it is reached by a road that runs through the far-flung fields that surround it.

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  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

    The house originally stood near the Santee River. This locality, while beautiful, was so unhealthy that about 50 years ago, the mansion was moved to its present site. The only architectural change to result from the move was the omission of the basement.


  • Number of acres – ?

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  • Number of slaves – ?


  • House – 9 rooms (four bedrooms on second floor)

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