Darby Plantation - Edgefield County South Carolina SC

Darby Plantation – Trenton – Edgefield County

Darby Plantation 1974 - Edgefield County, South Carolina
— Darby Plantation • National Register of Historic Places, 1974 —

Basic Information

  • Location – Trenton, Edgefield County

    Southeast of Edgefield off US 25

  • Origin of name – Named for the plantation's founding family (2, bk. 1, vol. XI: 42)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1825 – Earliest known date of existence

    The plantation was established by the Darby family (2, bk. 1, vol. XI: 42).

  • Circa 1845 – House built (2, bk. 1, vol. XI: 42)

    Nathan Lipscom Griffin purchased the property from the Darbys and built the plantation house as a wedding present for his daughter Ann Patience Griffin, whom married future governor of South Carolina Milledge Luke Bonham (2, bk. 1, vol. XI: 42).

  • ? – Darby Plantation was acquired by Susie Miller (4).

  • ? – Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Wise acquired Darby Plantation. Douglas was the nephew of Susie Miller (2, bk. 1, vol. XI: 42) (3) (4).

  • ? – Clarice Wise inherited the plantation after the death of her parents. She was owner in 2012 (3) and (4).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Cotton (1, p. 2)


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1974
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. 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

  3. Historical Society to Place Marker at Darby Plantation (The Edgfield Advertiser: October 2012)

  4. A Cannon Fires: a Marker is Unveiled (The Edgfield Advertiser: November 2012)

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