Woodstock Plantation - Shirley Hampton County South Carolina SC

Woodstock Plantation – Shirley – Hampton County

Basic Information

  • Location – Shirley, Hampton County

  • Origin of name –

  • Other names – Homestead

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • 1737 – Earliest known date of existence

    Part of a 75,000-acre tract granted to Anthony Matthewes by King George II

  • ? – Edward Martin acquired the land by marriage to Mary Ann Maner.

  • 1823 – House built for Edmund Martin

  • 1890 – The interior was remodeled.

  • Comments – Edmund Martin's son was owner of Woodstock at the time of Sherman's March. Sherman sent a message to Edmund Martin that the home had been spared at the direction of his friend, whom he had met many times when summering at Saratoga Springs, New York.

  • 1921 – The Marshall family, direct descendants of Edmund Martin, became owners of Woodstock.

  • 2008 – The Marshalls still owned the plantation.


  • Number of acres – 3,500

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Anthony Matthewes (1737-?), Edward Martin, Edmund Martin , Marshall (1921-?)


  • Number of slaves – ?


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