Stony Point Plantation - Greenwood County South Carolina SC

Stony Point Plantation – Greenwood – Greenwood County

Stony Point Plantation Circa 1975 - Greenwood County, South Carolina
— Stony Point Plantation • National Register of Historic Places —

Basic Information

  • Location – Greenwood, Greenwood County

    Seven miles northeast of Greenwood on Coronaca-Cokesbury Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned by a descendant of founder William Smith (3)


  • 1808 – Earliest known date of existence

    William Smith founded a post office, the second in Greenwood County, at the site of Stony Point. Smith also founded a store at Stony Point (1, p. 2-3).

  • 1818-1829 – House built

    William Smith began construction of the house (1, p. 2-3).

  • 1824 – William Smith died before the house was completed. His son, Joel Smith, purchased Stony Point from his father's estate and finished construction of the house (1, p. 3).

  • 1855 – David Wyatt Aiken married Joel Smith's daughter and would own the plantation after Smith's death in this year (1, p. 2, 5).

  • 1975 – Donald Hawthorne was owner of record (1, p. 1).

  • 2002 – John and Missy Lowery purchased Stoney Point and completed a renovation of the house. Missy's sixth great-grandfather, William Smith, established the plantation (3).


  • Number of acres – 80 in 1975 (1, p. 2)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – Joel Smith owned 78 slaves (1, p. 3)


  • The house is of Flemish-bond brick construction. The foundations of the original kitchen and carriage house remain on the property (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1975
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Carl Thomas Julien, Beneath so Kind a Sky,: The Scenic and Architectural Beauty of South Carolina, Photos (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1947)
     Order Beneath so Kind a Sky,: The Scenic and Architectural Beauty of South Carolina, Photos

  3. Information contributed by Missy Lowery whose sixth great-grandfather, William Smith, founded the plantation.

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