Roseville Plantation - Florence Florence County South Carolina SC

Roseville Plantation – Florence – Florence County

Roseville Plantation 1997 - Florence County, South Carolina
— Roseville Plantation • National Register of Historic Places —

Basic Information

  • Location – Florence, Florence County

    3636 N. Williston Road (Old Georgetown Road)

  • Origin of name – From the confederate rosebushes that lined the long drive. There are still a few of the bushes on the side of the house.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1771 – House built the Dewitt family (National Register).

  • 1821 – Richard Brockinton purchased the plantation from Harris Dewitt and Nathaniel S. McCall (National Register).

  • 1831 or 1832 – The original house burned (National Register).

  • 1835 – Brockinton built a house using hand-hewn construction (National Register).

  • 1840-1843 – Richard Brockinton died sometime during this period and his widow, Mary Hart Brockinton, inherited Roseville (National Register).

  • 1851-1853 – Mary died leaving the plantation to her nephew, Peter Samuel Bacot. Peter and his wife, Anna Jane White Bacot, had been living at Roseville before Mary's death (National Register).

  • 1864 – Peter died from yellow fever and left his estate to be divided equally between his six children as Anna had proceeded him in death (National Register).

  • 1870 – Peter's son, Peter Brockinton Bacot, owned four of the six shares of Roseville (National Register).

  • 1877 – Peter and Anna's eldest daughter, Ada White Bacot, and her third husband, James E.H. Clarke, returned to Roseville to oversee the plantation's operations (National Register).

  • ? – Ada and James' son, Thomas Alfred Clarke, inherited Roseville and continued farming the land. Thomas expanded the crops to include tobacco (National Register).

  • ? – James Henry Clarke owned Roseville (National Register).

  • 1948 – Roseville was sold outside of the Clarke family (National Register).

  • ? – Carl and Eleanor Tucker purchased Roseville (National Register).


  • Number of acres – 1,200 in 1850; 13.5 acres in 1997 (National Register)

    There is an oak-lined avenue that leads to the house (National Register).

  • Primary crops – Cotton, rice, Indian corn, peas, beans, sweet potatoes, and tobacco in the 1900s (National Register)


  • Chronological list – Harris Dewitt and Nathaniel S. McCall (?-1821); Richard Brockinton (1821-1843); Mary Hart Brockinton (1843-1853); Peter Samuel Bacot (1853-1864); Peter Brockinton Bacot (1870-?); Thomas Alfred Clarke; James Henry Clarke; Carl and Eleanor Tucker



  • There is a two-story frame house, garage building, and old barn currently on the property (National Register)

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