Grovewood Plantation Eastover Richland County
- Location Eastover, Richland County
1992 Congaree Road, across from McEntire Air National Gaurd Base
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Weston House, Weston Home at Grovewood
- Current status Privately owned
— Entrance Hall of Grovewood Plantation © MaryAnna Disher, 2011 —
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- ? Earliest known date of existence is not certain. Two theories exist of when the house was built.
- 1765 or 1800 House built
Theory two: William Weston II built the house about 1800 and his son made several improvements to the house. (1, p. 2).
- 1993 Grovewood remained in the Weston family until this year when Fred Quattlebaum purchased it (5).
- 2008 Grovewood was put up for sale with an asking price of $1.2 million.
- 2014 The plantation was sold at auction for $550,000 after being on the market for several years. Originally listed for $1.2 million, the price was dropped several times over six years down to $694,900.00 before it was auctioned. A local couple purchased the plantation plus paid $57,500 for the house's furnishings (5).
- Number of slaves ?
- The main house is 3,800 square feet and has been restored and modernized. There is also a 1,600 square foot guest cottage and a barn on the property (3).
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1986
Photographs, architectural overview
- Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Real estate listing contributed by MaryAnna Disher
- Information contributed by Margaret M. R. Eastman, who discovered this information while researching her family, from:
Virginia Meynard, The History of Lower Richland County and Its Early Planters, (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 2010)
- Oldest Home in Richland Co. Sold at Auction Thursday (Columbia, SC: WIS TV 06/19/14)