Homestead Plantation - Hopkins Richland County South Carolina SC

Homestead Plantation – Hopkins – Richland County

Special thanks to Margaret M. R. Eastman for bringing Homestead Plantation to our attention.

Basic Information

  • Location – East of Cedar Creek, Hopkins, Richland County

    Elm Savannah Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – St. John's Episcopal Church is located on land that was once part of Homestead Plantation (1, p. 8).


  • 1773 – Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 8)

    Joel Adams purchased the property east of Cedar Creek (1, p. 8)

  • ? – House built

  • 1830 – Joel Adams died willing the plantation to his youngest son Robert upon the death Robert's mother (1, p. 279).

  • 1832 – Robert Adams' mother passed away and he became owner of Homestead (1, p. 279).

  • 1850 – Robert Adams died leaving the plantation to his second wife Anne Reece Howell Adams. Robert's will also stipulated that no more of the plantation's land was to be cleared and Homestead was to be divided among the children of his first wife after Anne's death (1, p. 279).

  • 1865 – The house at Homestead Planation was burned by Union troops (1, p. 23).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Indigo at the plantation's founding then cotton (1, p. 351).


  • Number of slaves – 18 in 1792 1, p. 13)


  • The house at Homestead Planation was burned by Union troops in 1865 (1, p. 23).

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Margaret M. R. Eastman, and Adams descendant, from:
    Virginia Meynard, The History of Lower Richland County and Its Early Planters, (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 2010)

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