Dove Plantation - Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Dove Plantation – Fairfield County

Basic Information

  • Location – Wateree Creek, Fairfield County

  • Origin of name – Named for founder Benjamin Dove Sr

  • Other names – Dovecot

  • Current status – ?


  • Late 1770s – Earliest known date of existence

    Benjamin Dove Sr was awarded land grants for 1,900 acres. He founded Dove Plantation when he married Lydia Crosby (1).

  • ? – House built

    The plantation was handed down in the family with Benjamin Dove Sr's grandson, Benjamin Dove being the last. When Benjamin returned home after serving in the Confederates States Army, he found Carpetbaggers had settled on Dove Plantation (1).

  • Mid-1800s – Samuel DuBose owned the plantation (3).


  • Number of acres – 1,900 in late 1770s (1)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Information donated by Terry Tate.

  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. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
    Low-Country Families Influence Fairfield (PDF), (Columbia, SC: The State, July 31, 1938)

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