McIllwayne Plantation - Lancaster County South Carolina SC

McIllwayne Plantation – Lancaster County

Basic Information

  • Location – South of the city of Lancaster, Lancaster County

  • Origin of name – For the McIllwayne family who owned the plantation

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1865 – Colonel McIllwayne who had served in the U.S. Light Horse Dragoons prior to the Civil War, then in command of a South Carolina regiment owned the plantation. During February or March, a segment of a Union regiment foraged at the plantation. The house was still standing at this time with whom is believed to be Mrs. McIllwayne and daughter residing there (1).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Ted Simpson found during his research of the the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Sources include:
    – Charles Webster Knapp letter dated March 31, 1865
    – Booklet, transcribed and published by the 21st Wisconsin Regimental Association from their 1903 reunion of the recollection of events by Private Fred Reitz which would have taken place in late February/early March of 1865

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