Welcome to historic South Slope Plantation.
Steeped in history and surrounded by ancient trees dripping in Spanish moss, this home was built in 1832 by Jonathan Miller, one of Aiken County, South Carolina's most successful planters and descendant of early Swiss settler Michael Meyer.
Miller, who live to be 100, had this beautiful home with 11 foot ceilings constructed from timber cut from his swamp plantation for his new bride, Lisa Lawton, who died only six months after they were married.
Dr. Horatio Ross Cook bought the home in 1842 after he married Jonathan Miller's sister, Helena Holmes Meyer Miller, and lived here until his death in 1886. Dr, Cook practiced medicine in small, one-room building behind the house when he was not riding around Beech Island making house calls.
• 20 Acres • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 6 Stall Barn • 45x65 Workshop
3% buyer's agent commission
Home Information and Amenities
Living & Dining Rooms
Master Suite with Walk-In Closet
Full Guest Baths
Upstairs & Downstairs
45x65 Workshop 2 Overhead Doors
The legend of South Slope Plantation tells the story of Jonathan Miller who built this home for his bride, only to have her pass away six months after they were married. Dr. Cook, married to Jonathan Miller’s sister, purchased the plantation sometime around 1842, & enjoyed the property until his death in 1886. While almost 150 years ago, the nostalgia of a simpler time reveals itself in Spanish moss draped throughout the trees, relaxing porches, and trails winding through the woods.