Red Oak Camp Plantation - Kershaw County South Carolina SC

Red Oak Camp Plantation – Lynches River – Kershaw County

Basic Information

  • Location – Lynches River, Kershaw County

    Between Red Oak Camp Creek and Jumping Gulley

  • Comments – In February 1865, the 17th Corps of Sherman's Army camped at Red Oak Camp, using it as their headquarters. Upon their departure, the mansion was burned.

  • Origin of name –

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1700's – Earliest known date of existence

  • After 1796 – House built

    The house was a large, two story brick structure with an English basement.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Charlotte Lovick (married General James Blair in 1820 Commander of a brigade of South Carolina militia), Lorick Rochell


  • Number of slaves – 27 (1800 Census - Lorick Rochell); 40 (1810 Census - Elizabeth Rochell)


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