Westville Plantation - Oconee County South Carolina SC

Westville Plantation – Oconee County

Westville Plantation - Oconee County, South Carolina
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Special thanks to Hugh Sheppard for bringing Westville Plantation to our attention.

Basic Information

  • Location – West side of Seneca River (historically the Keowee River), Oconee County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – No longer exists; lands under Lake Hartwell


  • Late 1700s – Earliest known date of existence when founded by General Robert Anderson. He had been rewarded the land for his service during the Revolutionary War.

    General Anderson served along side his friend General Andrew Pickens, who owned nearby Hopewell Plantation. Anderson also served in the South Carolina State Legislature and as the Lieutenant Governor of the state plus was a founder of the Old Stone Church. Anderson County is named in the general's honor.

  • ? – House built by General Anderson. It would be destroyed by fire (1).

  • 1813 – General Anderson died leaving the plantation to his son, Robert Anderson II (1).


  • Number of acres – 2,100 acres under General Robert Anderson (1)

  • Primary crop – Cotton (2)


  • Chronological list – General Robert Anderson (late 1700s-1813), Robert Anderson II (1813-?)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • "The residence was said to have been large, with white columns and windows that opened like port holes. It was situated on an elevation about 200 yards from the river..." (1)

References & Resources

  1. History write-up by Mary Cherry Doyle

  2. Anderson Family Cemetery, History by Alice Evans Allen

  3. Information contributed by Hugh Sheppard

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