Roselands Plantation - Cambridge Greenwood County South Carolina SC

Roselands Plantation – Cambridge – Greenwood County

Basic Information

  • Location – Cambridge, Edgefield District, Greenwood County

    Located south of Cambridge off SC 246

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • 1849 – Earliest known date of existence

    Whitfield Brooks moved to the property and occupied a small house that was probably used for the overseer. He later bought and moved a small house to the property and joined it with his house. He added a new front and called the house Roselands (Watson, p. 165).

  • 1851 – Whitfield Brooks died and it is assumed that the property stayed in the family.

  • 1850s – Mary Parsons Carroll Brooks (Whitfield's wife) had an Episcopal Chapel built on the property for family use. It was dismantled at some point and three tablets in memory of her husband, son Whitfield, and son Preston Smith Brooks were removed to the Episcopal Church in Edgefield (Watson, p. 90).

  • ? – Edward Loudon Brooks (1876-1951) lived at Roselands (Watson, p. 166).

  • ? – Roselands was owned by Walter C. Wyant (Watson, p. 166).

  • ? – Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eddy bought the plantation and restored the house (Watson, p. 166).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Whitfield Brooks; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eddy; Walter C. Wyant


  • Number of slaves – 18 in 1820; 62 in 1830; 100 in 1840; 93 in 1850 (SC Census)


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