Marston Plantation Stateburg Sumter County
— Marston Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2014 —
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- Location Stateburg, Sumter County, St. Mark's Parish
2280 Raccoon Road (3)
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned with an equine facility which offers boarding and training (6)
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1820 House built (4, p. 5)
Lt. Col. Patrick Henry Nelson built the house (5).
- 1864 Lt. Col. Nelson was killed at the Battle of Petersburg (5).
- 1908 Col. John J. Dargan purchased Marston for his home. He was the founder and principal of General Sumter Memorial Academy which was located at nearby Acton Plantation. Some of the academy's students were boarders at Marston Plantation (5).
- 1921 Col. Dargan's daughter, Theodosia, and her husband, S. O. Plowden, returned to Marston to live with her parents (5).
- 1925 Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Plowden became the owners of Marston (5).
- 1970 The Plowden family still owned the plantation (4, p. 5)
- 1980 Richard J. Kadar purchased the plantation which contained 60 acres. As of 2015, Richard and his wife Lillian owned 45 acres that included the house, with their son and his wife, Timothy and Mary Kadar, owning the other 15 acres. The Kadars operate an equine facility at Marston which offers boarding and training (6).
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- 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
- Thomas Sebastian Sumter, Stateburg and its People (Sumter, SC: Sumter Printing Company, 1949)
- Information contributed by Gazie Nagle
- National Register of Historic Places - Statesburg
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
Photographs, architectural overview
- Brenda Moulton, Antiques, Heirlooms, Add to Ageless Martston's Charm, (Sumter, SC: The Item Newspaper, March 26, 1970
- Information contributed by Timothy Kadar whose family purchased the plantation in 1980.