Cedar Grove Plantation Edgefield Edgefield County
- Location Edgefield County
Located on US 25, five miles northwest of Edgefield
- Origin of name Named for the cedar trees on the property (3, bk. 1, vol. XI: 43)
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- Circa 1806-1819 John Blocker, Jr. built a plantation house on the property (6).
- 1825 John Bones purchased the plantation (3, bk. 1, vol. XI: 43).
- 1831 John H. Hughes married Martha Bones and the couple raised their eight children at Cedar Grove (9).
- ? Sallie Mae Nicholson acquired the property. She is a descendant of John Bones (3, bk. 1, vol. XI: 43).
- 1973 Sallie Mae Nicholson passed away. Cedar Grove was sold to Dr. & Mrs. James M. Hawk, DVM (8).
- 1987 The plantation was purchased from the Hawks by Mr. & Mrs. John C. and Sandy Whitehouse. The Whitehouses completed extensive renovations to upgrade the kitchen at Cedar Grove and operated it as a bed and breakfast (8).
- 1995 Cedar Grove Plantation was featured in the December edition of Victoria magazine as Sandy Whitehouse was an accomplished chef (8).
- 2002 The Whitehouses decided to retire and sold Cedar Grove to Dr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Chandler. The Chandlers resided in Augusta, GA and used the plantation as a weekend getaway home (8).
- 2007 Ms. Collins Daye purchased Cedar Grove from the Chandlers (8).
- Number of slaves ?
- Original kitchen and slave quarters are still standing.
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1971
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- 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
- Mills Lane, Architecture of the Old South: South Carolina
(New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1989), pp. 138-139
- Edgefield Historical Society, The History of Edgefield (Privately Published, 2010), p. 69
- Edgefield County Historical Society Features Blocker Family & Portraits (The Edgfield Advertiser: November 2013)
- Historical Society to Feature the Blockers (The Edgfield Advertiser: October 2013) - article includes pictures of the three Blocker portraits
- Information contributed anonymously on behalf of Cedar Grove Plantation.
- Hughes Family Papers, 1790-1910 - archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill