Lorick Plantation - Lexington County South Carolina SC

Lorick Plantation – Lexington County

Basic Information

  • Location – Lexington County

    Originally, the north side of the Saluda River, between modern day St. Andrews Road and Bush River Road in Irmo near the Seven Oaks Shopping Center (3) and (6).

    In 1995, the house was moved to 2184 North Lake Drive.

  • Origin of name – Named for early owner George Lorick

  • Other names – Lorick Place, Green Acres

  • Current status – The house is used as the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center and Museum.


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1840 – House built by George Lorick (3)

    George's son Samuel owned nearby Samuel Lorick Plantation. The two plantations sat across the Saluda River from each other.

  • 1853 – George Lorick owned the plantation until his death in this year (2).

  • 1865 – The Lorick Plantation house was occupied by Sherman's troops (3).

  • 1937 – William J. Fullbright purchased the property from the Lorick family (3).

  • 1943 – Mr. Fullbright passed away. His wife then sold the property to George Lorick's descendant Harold P. Lorick. Lorick constructed a horse carriage race track on the property (3).

  • 1952 – Frederick Benjamin Green purchased Lorick Plantation and the property became knows as Green Acres (3).

  • 1995 – The Lorick house was donated to the Lake Murray Tourism and Recreation Association and moved 5 miles from it's original site at 6251 St. Andrews Road to its present location at 2184 North Lake Drive. The house was moved in piece and took seven hours to move the distance (3).


  • Number of acres – 7,650 in 1850 (2)

  • Primary crops – Corn, sweet potatoes, and cotton (2, 1850 Federal Census Agricultural Schedule)


  • Alphabetical list – Byrum; Capital City / Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board (1995-present, 2012); William J. Fullbright (1937-1943); Frederick Benjamin Green (1952-?); George Lorick (?-1853); Harold P. Lorick (1943-?); Love


  • Number of slaves – 132 in 1850 (5)


  • House donated to and moved in 1995 by the Lake Murray Recreation and Tourism Association. It is now used as the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center and Museum by the Capital City / Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board.

References & Resources

  1. Carolina W. Todd and Sidney Wait, South Carolina: A Day at a Time (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 2008)

  2. Information contributed by J.R. Fennell

  3. Miriam Atria and Karen Thompson, Civil War Era & The History of the Lorick House

  4. Information contributed by John Joseph Howell

  5. 1850 Slave Schedule of Lexington County

  6. Information contributed by Alex James

Contact Information

  • Capital City / Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board
    2184 North Lake Drive
    Columbia, SC 29212

    Telephone: 803-781-5940
    Website: Click here

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