Buckton Plantation - Rembert Kershaw County South Carolina SC

Buckton Plantation – Rembert – Kershaw County

Buckton Plantation 1983 - Kershaw County, South Carolina
— Buckton Plantation, 1983 • National Register of Historic Places —

Basic Information

  • Location – Rembert, Kershaw County

    Baynard Boykin Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Buckston; Zachariah Cantey House (1, p. 1)

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • Circa 1795 – House built

    Zachariah Cantey had the house constructed. He married Sarah Boykin and was a large planter and prominent Kershaw County resident (1, p. 2).

    Alternate Theory: The first house built was destroyed by fire and the second house, that still stands today, was constructed circa 1810 (2).

  • 1822 – Zachariah Cantey died but his estate was not settled for 10 years when it was divided among his four children (1, p. 3 and 2).

  • 1874 – The plantation's name was recorded as Buckton but it is not known when the Cantey family began to use this name (1, p. 3).

  • 1877 – The plantation remained in the Cantey at least until this year (1, p. 3).

  • 1983 – Alexandra Boykin owned Buckton (1, p. 1).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Zachariah Cantey (?-1822); Alexandra Boykin (1983)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • The one-and-one-half-story frame house constructed for Zachariah Cantey has remained largely the same for over a century (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1983
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Roots and Recall - Buckston Plantation

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