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Walnut Grove Plantation

1200 Otts Shoals Rd
Roebuck SC 29376
Area: Roebuck
(864) 596-3501

Charles & Mary Moore established Walnut Grove Plantation when they settled in South Carolina about 1765. The Scots-Irish immigrants raised ten children in the house they built and lived in for 40 years. Mr. Moore relied on a dozen enslaved African Americans and his own large family to work his sizable farm. During the American Revolution, the Moore family, including eldest daughter Kate Moore Barry, actively supported the Patriot cause and militia even mustered at Walnut Grove. Loyalist William 'Bloody Bill' Cunningham killed 3 Patriot soldiers sheltered at the plantation. A historic site operated by the Spartanburg County Historical Association and offering tours of the centuries-old home, Walnut Grove Plantation tells the stories of the free and enslaved people who settled South Carolina and the rest of Britain's American colonies, who fought for independence, and who, in the end, built a new nation.

April through October - Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sundays, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. November & March - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Holidays. Groups of 10 or more may schedule visits year round. Guided tours depart hourly http://www.spartanburghistory.org/


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