Wisteria Plantation - Longtown Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Wisteria Plantation – Longtown – Fairfield County

Basic Information

  • Location – Longtown, Fairfield County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Myers-Tidwell Home

  • Current status – No longer exists


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1864 – Nicholas Peay Myers saved his family home from being burned by Sherman's troops. Myers was a spy for the Confederacy and did this by pretending to be a Union captain. When Union troops approached Wisteria, Myers ordered them away (1, p. 6).

  • Early 1900s – Mrs. Mattie Myers Tidwell owned the plantation. Her late husband, David William Tidwell had probably also owned Wisteria (1, p. 6).

  • 1935 – The house was destroyed by an accidental fire (1, p. 6).

  • 1965 – The property was owned by Bowaters Paper (3, XII: 12).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
    Fairfield Genealogical Society Newsletter - June 2006 - PDF (p. 6)

  2. Newspaper article

  3. 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

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

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