Fairoaks Plantation - Douglass Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Fairoaks Plantation – near Douglass – Fairfield County

Special thanks to Rick Brice for bringing Fairoaks to our attention.

Basic Information

  • Location – East side of County Road 22 approximately 3 miles north of Douglass, Fairfield County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Dr. Walter Brice House

  • Current status – Privately owned by the daughters of Henry Johnson


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • House built – c. 1840 by Dr. Walter Brice. Dr. Brice was a prominent physician and planter in Fairfield County.

  • 1945 – Henry Johnson and his wife purchased the property.


  • Number of acres – 5.7 acres in 1983

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Dr. Walter Brice, Henry Johnson (1945-?), Henry Johnson's daughter Margaret Johnson McIntosh and her sister


  • Number of slaves – Dr. Walter Brice owned 52 slaves in 1860


  • The house, c. 1840, is a two-story, frame, L-shaped building with a side gabled roof in the Greek Revival style.

  • Dr. Brice's office still stands southeast of the house. It is a ten-foot-by-twelve-foot frame building with gabled metal roof.

  • Ruins of a log cabin also remain on the property.

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