Kincaid-Anderson Plantation - Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Kincaid-Anderson Plantation – Jenkinsville – Fairfield County

Kincaid-Anderson Plantation 1974 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Kincaid-Anderson Plantation • National Register of Historic Places, 1974 —

Basic Information

  • Location – Jenkinsville, Fairfield County

    7430 Landis Road

  • Origin of name – Named for founder Capitan James Kincaid, and the descendants of his daughter who married an Anderson (2, p. 230)

  • Other names – Heyward Hall; The Castle; The Cedars (4, III: 3)

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • Circa 1774 – Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 2)

    Capitan James Kincaid acquired the property as a land grant from King George III and began to construct a brick house of Flemish bond (1, p. 2)

  • ? – A daughter of Captain Kincaid's married an Anderson and became the plantation's owner (2, p. 230).

  • ? – Thomas K. Anderson, great-grandson of Captain Kincaid owned the plantation and it was known as The Cedars at that time. Under ownership by the Andersons, part of the plantation's property was developed into the Kincaid-Anderson Quarry, a blue granite mine (2, p. 230).

  • ? – Mr. and Mrs. Dan Heyward purchased the plantation, including the house and quarry from the Andersons. The Heywards restored the house and terraced gardens. After their deaths (circa 1960s), the house stood vacant (2, p. 232).

  • 1974 – E. Crosby Lewis owned the plantation (1, p. 1).

  • 2015 – The plantation was put up for sale with an asking price of $1.4 million.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Cotton, tomatos (1, p. 2)

  • Some sources credit Captain Kincaid with the invention of the cotton gin. Eli Whitney visited Captain Kincaid and was said to have studied and made drawings of Kincaid's machine from which Whitney made a model and secured the patent (2, p. 230).

  • The famed ten-acre rock was on the plantation's property. This area later became the Kincaid-Anderson Quarry, a blue granite mine that operated until 1946.


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

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

  2. Julian Stevenson Bolick, A Fairfield Sketchbook (Jacobs Brothers, 1963)

  3. Kincaid-Anderson Quarry - from SCIWAY

  4. 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

  5. Kincaid and Anderson Family Papers - held by South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina

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