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Woodburn Plantation

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130 History Lane
Pendleton, SC 29670


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1830s four story "summer home" and farmstead

Woodburn is a handsome, four-story mansion built around 1830 by Charleston resident Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (SC's Lieutenant Governor during the Nullification Crisis) as his summer residence when Pendleton was one of South Carolina’s first summer resorts. With expansive porches, oversized doors/windows and high ceilings, it reflects the architectural tradition of Caribbean plantation houses which were designed for coolness. The farm was the birthplace of Jane Edna Hunter, a nationally recognized African-American activist and reformer who founded the Phyllis Wheatley Society. A replica of the two-room cabin in which she was born is being built on the grounds. The 12-acre site also includes a replica of the Adger Victorian Carriage House, an 1810 log cabin/cookhouse and a nature trail that leads to the ruins of former farm buildings.