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Historic Oakley Park

Historic Oakley Park
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300 Columbia Road
Edgefield, SC 29824


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Historic home built in 1835 in the heart of Edgefield

Oakley Park was built in 1835 by Daniel Byrd, a Virginian who came to Edgefield and became a very successful cotton planter. The beautiful mansion later was the home of Gen. Martin Witherspoon Gary, a fiery Confederate politician and father of the Red Shirt movement that assured the election of Wade Hampton as governor in 1876. Oakley Park is open for tours Thursday-Saturdays and is also available to rent for special events.