Oak Grove Plantation is a working farm with recreational opportunities.
Oak Grove Plantation has a rich history from early 1800’s. We have kept some of our farming traditions as well as diversifying into agritourism. We have created a setting beside the pond for beautiful weddings. A great view can be had from our rental cabin overlooking one of our ponds in the peaceful woods of “Shady Pines”. Here you can see wildlife such as wild turkey, deer, ducks and geese. We also offer pond fishing for Bass, Bream, Crappie, and Catfish. We have a campground with water and electric hook-ups and a few with sewer as well. So come and visit with some down home folks. “Take your shoes off, sit a spell” and enjoy the sunset that looks like fire when it’s low in the pines. We are easy to reach near I-77 about halfway between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC.
Oak Grove’s History
Oak Grove Plantation
( Circa 1800 )
Past & Present – Working toward the future, and not forgetting our past.
Oak Grove’s Plantation House (The John Edward Bankhead Home) was built around 1790 – 1810. “It was a six room house with a fireplace in each room, lower and upper porches with four box columns of that period on each. The front doors and double doors leading from the hallway to the kitchen are put together with wooden pegs. The stairway is hand carved …and leads to an impressive landing.” The A. J. Cloud Family were the original residents here in the 1800’s. Their great nephew was Doc Holliday the famous gambler who stood with Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881. The home was one of the few houses that Sherman’s troops did not burn in their march through the area. About 1978, when re-wallpapering an upstairs bedroom, writing was discovered on a back wall of the house that had a statement of the celebration being held at the house due to getting the crops in – dated late 1700’s. John Edward Bankhead and Sallie Gibson Bankhead moved in the home in early 1950’s. Ed and Sallie’s ancestors settled in this area in the 1700’s. Ed passed away in 1989 and Sallie passed away in 2009. At her passing she was the oldest living daughter of a Confederate soldier in South Carolina and perhaps in the United States.