William Blackstock Plantation - Cross Anchor Union County South Carolina SC

William Blackstock Plantation – Cross Anchor – Union County

Basic Information

  • Location – Tyger River, Union County

    Original plantation lands were located west of Union off SC 49 in the vicinity of Blackstock Road, Battlefield Road, and Monument Road.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Bike trails and camping sites have been developed and are open to the public.


  • 1766 – Earliest known date of existence

    150 acres on the south side of the Tyger River granted to John Irvin on September 26, 1766 (4).

  • ? – House built

  • 1770 – Irvin conveyed the property to William Blackstock on August 8 (4).

  • 1780 – A great Revolutionary War battle, the Battle of Blackstocks Plantation, was fought here on November 20. General Sumter defeated General Tarlton (2).

  • 1974 – Canal Wood Corporation was owner of record (2).


  • Number of acres – 150 in 1766 (4)

  • Primary crop – Tobacco (2)

  • William Blackstock is buried on the land.


  • Chronological list – John Irvin (1766-1770); William Blackstock, Sr (1770-?); Canal Wood Corporation (1974)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • Blackstock had a house and tobacco barn on the property (2).

References & Resources

  1. Battle of Blackstocks Plantation: Click here

  2. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1974
    Photographs, architectural overview

  3. SC Highway Historical Marker Guide - online database by the SC Department of Archives & History

  4. Abstracted by Jesse Hogan Motes III and Margaret Peckham Motes, SC Memorials: Abstracts of Land Titles Vol 1 - 1774-1776, p. 89

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