Pegues Place Plantation - Marlboro County South Carolina SC

Pegues Place Plantation – Marlboro County

Pegues Place Plantation 1970 - Marlboro County, South Carolina
— Pegues Place Plantation • National Register of Historic Places —

Basic Information

  • Location – Six miles north of Wallace, Marlboro County

    County Road 266, at the North Carolina-South Carolina border

  • Origin of name – Named for the family that founded and still owns the plantation; pronounced as peh-GEEZ

  • Other names – Claudius Pegues House

  • Current status – Privately owned

Pegues Place Plantation Dining Room 1970 - Marlboro County, South Carolina
— Dining Room of Pegues Place Plantation • National Register of Historic Places —


  • 1753 – Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 3)

    A land grant was issued to Claudius Pegues (Courtesy Jim Pegues). Prior to moving to Marlboro County, Pegues had been a successful Georgetown merchant (1, p. 3).

  • Circa 1770 – House built by Claudius Pegues (1, p. 2).

    The house is the oldest in the county and has remained continuously in the Pegues family (2).

  • May 1781 – At Pegues Place, Lt. Col. Edward Carrington and Capt. Frederick Cornwallis signed what was probably the only cartel for the exchange of prisoners during the Revolutionary War (1, p. 2).

  • 2011 – William Pegues was owner (2).


  • Number of acres – 20,000 historically; 5,000 in 1970 (1, p. 3)

  • Primary crop – Cotton (2)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • It is believed another house had been on the property prior to the one built in 1770. Remains of a foundation have been located about 200' from the current house. It is belived this house was probably lost to fire (2).

  • The current house is of two-story frame construction with great interior detailing. Two additions were made to the house with the first in the 1800s (1, p. 2).

  • Original outbuildings that remain are barn, cotton gin, wash house, smoke house, carriage house, and greenhouse (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Information contributed by descendant Jim Pegues. Including information from:
    Claudius Pegues House narrative by Margaret P. Kinney - PDF

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