Historic Homes and Plantations of Allendale County
Allendale County has it's share of homes dating back to the early 1800's which managed to survive General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick's criminal actions of burning. Most homes and farms in Kilpatrick's path were left in ashes, and all experienced looting, and serious damage in one form or the other.
These homes have seen some of the most difficult times in the history of South Carolina, for one of the first areas General Sherman, with Kilpatrick on his left flank, burned through after leaving Savannah, was what is now Hampton and Allendale County. The Union Army had the intention of making South Carolina and all of her citizens pay heavily for being the "seat of session." They did this through their policy of leaving only "scorched earth," and what they didn't burn or steal, they raped in one fashion or the other.
They survival of several homes which lay in Kilpatrick's path was only by a miracle or necessity.
Roselawn and Gravel Hill used as a head quarters and a field hospital respectively were save by necessity.
The other surviving homes were lucky enough to be farther west and too far out of the way for Kilpatrick and his band of barbarians.
A complete list of "known" plantations is as follows;
|Baldoc Mills||Belfast||Bull Pond|
|Cedar Grove||Duck Branch||Erwinton|
|Gravel Hill||Mock Orange||Orange Grove|