A 957 acre South Carolina property that was once owned by an American Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783) general and rebuilt in 1949 by a woman who was a pioneer in saving historic homes is for sale.
Brigadier General Peter Horry was a South Carolina planter who joined Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion in a campaign of guerilla warfare against British troops during the American Revolutionary War.
He fought at the Battle of Fort Moultrie and commanded a light horse regiment at the Battle of Quinby Bridge.
Winyah Bay, South Carolina
After the war, he retired to his spectacular plantation, Dover, and served in South Carolina’s Senate and House of Representatives. Located on South Carolina’s Winyah Bay, the historic property has now been listed for sale at US$14.75 million.
1800s Main House
Dover’s main house was built in the early 1800s but was destroyed by fire and later reconstructed by Cornelia Sage who, along with her husband, Henry, bought the property in the early 1900s.
Cornelia was a pioneer of deconstructing and reconstructing historic homes, carefully maintaining the original materials and workmanship.
Woodlawn Plantation house
Cornelia built her new home in 1949, mostly from parts of other homes, including the historic Woodlawn Plantation house that had previously been disassembled to make way for the Depression-era Santee Cooper Lakes project near Charleston, South Carolina.
Dover, South Carolina
Cornelia had the disassembled house moved down the Santee River to Dover to keep it from being flooded. She then had it reassembled into the