Oaks Plantation - Winnsboro Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Oaks Plantation – Winnsboro – Fairfield County

Oaks Plantation 2015 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Oaks Plantation © Jim Dollar, 2015 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Jackson Creek, Winnsboro, Fairfield County

    Five miles from Winnsboro on the Jenkinsville Road

  • Origin of name – The plantation was named for the oak grove that surround the house (1, p. 1)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?

Oaks Plantation Entrance 2015 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Entrance to Oaks Plantation © Jim Dollar, 2015 —
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  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Richard A.R. Hallum acquired the property (1, p. 1).

  • Circa 1850 – House built (1, p. 1)

    Richard Hallum constructed the house (3)

  • 1856 – John Montgomery Lemmon purchased the plantation from Richard Hallum for $10,000 (1, p. 1).

  • 1865 – The Oaks Plantation was looted by Union soliders (3).

  • 1980s – The plantation remained in the Lemmon family until the 1980s. Johnnie and Marie Lemmon Wells were the last of the Lemmon descendants to own The Oaks (3).

  • 1984 – William J. Boulware, Jr. owned the plantation (1, p. 1).

Oaks Plantation Driveway 2015 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Driveway to Oaks Plantation © Jim Dollar, 2015 —
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  • Number of acres – 1,000 in 1856; 8.3 in 1984 (1, p. 1) (3)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – 19 in 1860 (1, p. 1)

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1984
    Photographs, architectural overview

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

  3. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
    Historic Markers Across South Carolina

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