Moon-Dominick Plantation - Newberry County South Carolina SC

Moon-Dominick Plantation – Chappells – Newberry County

Moon-Dominick Plantation 2012 - Newberry County, South Carolina
— Moon-Dominick Plantation © Bill Fitzpatrick, 2012 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Near Chappells, Newberry County

    Newberry County Road 48, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of the intersection with SC Highway 34 (1, p. 1)

  • Origin of name – For early owners Dr. Peter Moon and John Simpson Dominick (1, p. 1, 7)

  • Other names – Old Tin House since it is believed to have had the first metal roof in Newberry County (1, p. 1)

  • Current status – ?


  • 1808 – Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 3)

    Grant issued to John Satterwhite, Jr. (1, p. 3)

  • 1817 – John Satterwhite, Jr. died and left the property to his daughter Susan who was married to Dr. Peter Moon (1, p. 3)

  • Circa 1820 – House built (1, p. 1)

    The Moons built a two-and-one-half story house of heavy-timber, frame construction with a standing seam metal roof which is believed to be first of its kind in Newberry County (1, p. 2).

  • 1898 – John Simpson Dominick acquired the plantation (1, p. 7).

  • Prior to 1982 – David Wicker acquired Moon-Dominick Plantation (1, p. 5).

  • 1982 – The house was under renovation (1, p. 5).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – 88 in 1850 (1, p. 3)

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1982
    Photographs, architectural overview

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