Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Roseville Plantation

Marker ID: SCHM 21-11
Location: on N Williston Rd (SC-S-21-26), N of I-95
County: Florence
Coordinates: N 34° 16.625    W 079° 42.181
  34.277083    -79.703017
Style: Free Standing **


Roseville Plantation was established by a royal grant before the American Revolution and a house was built here ca. 1771 for the Dewitt family. Richard Brockinton (d. ca. 1843), planter and state representative, purchased Roseville in 1821. Most of the house burned in ca. 1832, and a second house was built on the original foundation for Brockinton and his wife Mary Hart about 1835.

In the 1850s the plantation passed to Brockintons´ nephew Peter Samuel Bacot (1810~1864), a planter, whose daughter Ada White Bacot Clarke (1832~1911) was born here and was later a Confederate nurse and diarist. The Clarkes remodeled the house ca. 1885 and ca. 1910 Roseville was restored by the Tucker family and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997