High Point Plantation Fairfield County
Special thanks to Jenifer Barnes from bringing High Point to our attention and contributing much of the information on this page.
- Location near Jenkinsville, Fairfield County
East side of SC 215, approximately 3 miles south of Jenkinsville
- Origin of name Sits on a ridge which is the highest point between Columbia and Spartanburg (Historic sites of Fairfield County).
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned; house restored in the 2000s
- 1773 Earliest known date of existence
William Thompson was granted the property by King George III (Historic sites of Fairfield County).
- 1800 House built by William Thompson (National Register)
- 1842 William Thompson died leaving High Point to his daughter and her husband Hargrave A. and Margaret Jane Glenn (National Register).
High Point would remain in the family until the 1980s when it was then sold.
- Number of acres 5.5 in 1981 (National Register)
- Primary crop Cotton was the cash crop; corn and fodder were also grown (National Register)
- Thompson family cemetery remains on the property.
- Chronological list William Thompson (1773-1842), Hargrave A. and Margaret Jane Glenn (1842-?), David G. Jetter
- Number of slaves 23 in 1842 (National Register)
- Farmhouse, frame smokehouse, and a frame barn (National Register)
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1981
Photographs, architectural overview
- Historic sites of Fairfield County: Click here - High Point Plantation numbered 87
- Map of Western Fairfield County: Click here - High Point Plantation numbered 87