“An outstanding example of Carolina vernacular architecture…..”
6365 Sweet Prospect Road
City Directories and History: The beautiful three story John Mobley home, known as Oakland, was one of several owned by the extended Mobley family in three Piedmont S.C. counties. The family had originally resided in the Blairsville area of Fairfield County but moved after the American Revolution further north to the Woodward area. It was here the family built one of their homes featuring open “lighted” columns. This home is reported to have been owned by John Mobley (1771-1854), his son also lived in the community and R&R suggests users view this and all Mobley family homes in Fairfield County, including Edward P. Mobley’s lovely old home which was captured in 1981 just prior to falling into ruins.
Three additional Mobley home of this style are known to have been constructed by family members in both Chester and Union counties. Also visit similar architectural sites at Woodland Plantation in Union County, S.C., as well as the Mobley House in Chester County, S.C., named the Oaks Plantation.
The Mobley family cemetery remains not to far from the location of their once magnificent home. Historian C.G. Davidson in his history of plantation owners wrote in The Last Foray – Mobley, Edward Pickett, Sr. of “White Hall,” Wateree River, plantation. Born Mar. 7, 1799 (S.C.); married Harriet Hill (Mar. 5, 1802-April 30, 1857); died Feb. 14, 1861. Justice of the Quorum. Slaves: 145 (Fairfield District).
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