Pine Grove Plantation - Boyken South Carolina SC

Pine Grove Plantation – Boykin – Kershaw County

Basic Information

  • Location – Near Boykin, Kershaw County

    32 Pinegrove Plantation Circle, Rembert, SC 29128 (3)

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • 1700s – Earliest known date of existence (6, p. 3)

    The Boykins received a land grant (6, p. 3)

  • ? – House built

  • Early 1800s – Alexander Hamilton Boykin owned Pine Grove Plantation. He didn't live at Pine Grove but instead made his residence at nearby Plane Hill Plantation (2).

  • 1866 – Alexander Hamilton Boykin passed away (2).

  • ? – L. W. (Lemuel Whitaker) "Whit" Boykin, son of Alexander Hamilton Boykin, became owner of Pine Grove Plantation (3) (6).

  • 1902 – Birth records note James Willis Cantey Boykin was born at Pine Grove Plantation to L. W. (Lemuel Whitaker) "Whit" Boykin and EllenDouglas Cantey on January 7 so logical assumption can be made that the plantation's house was constructed prior to this year (4).

  • Circa 1910 – The Boykin Spaniel, the South Carolina state dog, was first bred by L. W. (Lemuel Whitaker) "Whit" Boykin at Pine Grove Plantation (3) (6, p. 10).

  • 1932 – "Whit" Boykin passed away (6, p. 13).

  • ? – Mary Boykin DuVal Myers acquired Pine Grove (5).

  • 2003 – John P. and Elizabeth H. Fort acquired the plantation from Mary Boykin DuVal Myers (5).

  • 2016 – The plantation was for sale with an asking price of $3.5 million. It was no longer for sale in January 2017 (3).


  • Number of acres – 197.44 in 2016 (3)

  • Primary crop – Cotton


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  2. Boykin Family Papers, 1748-1932, 2001 - UNC Libraries

  3. Real Estate Listing

  4. Boykin Family Genealogy

  5. Kershaw County Land Records

  6. Mike Creel and Lynn Kelley, Excerpt from The Boykin Spaniel, South Carolina's Dog - PDF, (Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009)

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