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Blackstock Plantation

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Location: Cross Anchor, Union County, South Carolinamap
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William Blackstock Plantation – Cross Anchor – Union County

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Location – Tyger River, Union County
Original plantation lands were located west of Union off SC 49 in the vicinity of Blackstock Road, Battlefield Road, and Monument Road.
Origin of name – Unknown
Current status – Bike trails and camping sites have been developed and are open to the public.


1766 – Earliest known date of existence. 150 acres on the south side of the Tyger River granted to John Irvin on September 26, 1766.
1770 – Irvin conveyed the property to William Blackstock on August 8.
? – House built
1780 – A great Revolutionary War battle, the Battle of Blackstocks Plantation, was fought here on November 20. General Sumter defeated General Tarlton.
1974 – Canal Wood Corporation was owner of record.


Number of acres – 150 in 1766
Primary crop – Tobacco
William Blackstock is buried on the land.


John Irvin (1766-1770)
William Blackstock, Sr (1770-1798)
Canal Wood Corporation (1974)
*It should be noted that in addition to raising tobacco on the plantation, William Berry Blackstock was also an Indian Trader on the plantation.

:::*Part of the plantation is now being operated as a South Carolina State Park.

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