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Cedar Grove Plantation – Edgefield – Edgefield County

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Basic Information

  • 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 acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • Original kitchen and slave quarters are still standing.

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1971
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  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. Mills Lane, Architecture of the Old South: South Carolina (New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1989), pp. 138-139

  5. Edgefield Historical Society, The History of Edgefield (Privately Published, 2010), p. 69

  6. Edgefield County Historical Society Features Blocker Family & Portraits (The Edgfield Advertiser: November 2013)

  7. Historical Society to Feature the Blockers (The Edgfield Advertiser: October 2013) - article includes pictures of the three Blocker portraits

  8. Information contributed anonymously on behalf of Cedar Grove Plantation.

  9. Hughes Family Papers, 1790-1910 - archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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