Calatopia Plantation - Winnsboro Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Calatopia Plantation – Winnsboro – Fairfield County

Calatopia Plantation 2010 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Calatopia Plantation in 2010 © Tim Lord —

Basic Information

  • Location – Eight miles southwest of Winnsboro, Fairfield County

    4530 Jackson Creek Road

  • Origin of name – Calatopia means "beautiful place" in Latin

  • Other names – Bob Lemmon House, Copeland Place

  • Current status – Privately owned

Calatopia Plantation Driveway - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Driveway of Calatopia Plantation © Tim Lord —


  • Circa 1820 – Earliest known date of existence when Samuel H. Owens built the house (National Register, p. 1).

  • 1856 – Owens sold the plantation to the Copeland family.

  • 1865 – On February 20th, Sherman's 20th Corps, headquartered at Calatopia on their way to Winnsboro.

  • 1870 – John Montgomery Lemmon, a wealthy planter, purchased the house for his son, Robert Young Lemmon (National Register, p. 1).

  • 1983 – Timothy and Rennie Lord purchased the property in November. They began to once again call the house Calatopia, the name used in the 1850s.

Calatopia Plantation in the Fall - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Fall at Calatopia Plantation © Tim Lord —



  • Chronological list – Samuel H. Owens (?-1856), Copeland (1856-?), Robert Young Lemmon (1870-?), Timothy and Rennie Lord (1983-present)


  • Number of slaves – 50 according to the 1860 census


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