Stoney Point’s Plantation History of Greenwood, SC

Stoney Point, Greenwood SC, which is seven miles northeast of Greenwood on Coronaca and Cokesbury Road, was founded in 1808. The Stoney Point Plantation is of Flemish-bond brick construction. William Smith founded a post office, just the second one in Greenwood County, at the site of Stony Point. Mr. Smith began construction of the house from 1818-1829. In 1824, William Smith died before the house was completed. His son, Joel Smith, purchased Stony Point from his father’s estate and finished the construction of the home. In 1855, David Wyatt Aiken married Joel Smith’s daughter and owned the plantation after Smith’s death. It was surrounded by eighty acres of land in 1975. There were three owners of Stoney Point, which were William Smith, Joel Smith, David Wyatt Aiken, and Donald Hawthorne. Joel Smith owned 78 slaves. Stoney Point was known for its brick structure and slaves that were housed.

The home was under construction from 1818-1829. The house is of Flemish-bond brick and is five bays wide and capped by a jerkin-head roof corralling at the roof-line. Twin exterior end chimneys extend from the house. The first-floor windows are 9/9 light and second-floor windows are 9/6 light. The residence features bays and corbel designed caps.

Throughout the home, a double porch is wrapped around and has Tuscan columns. As you enter the house, it has double doors, a rear façade, a central entrance with a six-part transom. Also, there are bricks for the 18-inch walls and stone for the foundation. The stone foundation and rocky hills give the place its’ name.

The plantation features a central hall plan with two rooms to each side on both levels. The attic is divided into three rooms. First and second story rooms contain original wide plank floors and wainscoting with hand-carved fretwork. Mantels from place to the office have different design and execution. The most delicate shelf is found northwest downstairs with a sunburst carving in the center. The ceilings and walls were once covered with hand-painted murals which are now faded.

Stoney Point Plantation will capture your eyes as you walk through its’ double doors. The features contain wooden floors and wainscoting that give it a southern touch. Each story of the home has designs that make it come alive. The plantation has terrific details that people will never forget.

Published by Allistar Banks-Author

Allistar Banks is a multi-genre author of several books ranging from children to young adult fiction. A Professional Pet Sitter by day, novelist by night, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Lander University. A McCormick, SC native, she is a lover of southern cuisine, the mountains, local art, and history.

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