Exploring The Rustic Life, Volume I, Millwood Plantation 1980

Part of the Millwood Plantation 1980 project

Author(s): Charles E. Orser; Annette M. Nekola; James L. Roark

Year: 1987


Six hypotheses are presented and evaluated using archaeological historical, and bio-cultural data collected from Millwood Plantation and two small satellite sites located within the floodpool of the Richard B. Russell Reservoir currently being constructed. Millwood Plantation, located along the Savannah River in Abbeville County, South Carolina and Elbert County, Georgia, was owned and operated by James Edward Calhoun from 1832 until his death in 1889. After Calhoun's death, a number of tenants and share croppers remained on the estate. The two small sites (J8AB12 and 9EB253) are related to this settlement and perhaps to an earlier use of the property during the operation of the plantation. Detailed historical and archaeological analyses are used to address the hypotheses and a picture of Millwood Plantation as a social and historical entity during the nineteenth century is offered.

This is Volume 1 and covers Chapters 1 through 3

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Exploring The Rustic Life, Volume I, Millwood Plantation 1980. Charles E. Orser, Annette M. Nekola, James L. Roark. 1987 ( tDAR id: 445697) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87H1NGK

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.816; min lat: 33.927 ; max long: -82.566; max lat: 34.371 ;

Record Identifiers

Former Contract #(s): C54042(80)

Contract #(s): CX 5000-0-4042


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