Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Millwood Home of James Edward Calhoun

Marker ID: SCHM 1-2
Location: SC 72 at the Savannah River bridge, 3.1 miles W of Calhoun Falls, SC
County: Abbeville
Coordinates: N 34° 04.285    W 082° 38.208
  34.07141666    -82.6368
Style: Free Standing **


Half mile southeast is Millwood, home of James Edward Calhoun, 1796-1898, son of John Ewing and Floride Bonneau Calhoun and brother-in-law of John C. Calhoun. After serving as lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he developed Millwood, which ultimately included 25,000 acres. Seeing the value of Trotter´s Shoals, a part of this estate, he was among the first to encourage the use of Southern water power.