|Campbeltown Scotland Photo courtesy of Undiscovered Scotland|
Another interesting tidbit to note is that Leesburg Road ( primary road in Richland county) got it's name from the Leesburg Plantation which was also owned by my Grandfather Jasper Hampton Campbell. Leesburg Road led to the plantation which was primarily a cotton plantation. Laurelwood was the Campbell's summer home because it was cooler there with the breeze coming from the river. The Leesburg Plantation burned to the ground due to a fire from the wood stove chimney. When I was little it was a favorite story of mine to hear about the day the house burned down. My Daddy recalls a man riding up on horseback early in the morning yelling to my Grandafther "Mr. Campbell! Your house is on fire!!!"The family all got out and watched the house burn to the ground as there was not enough water or time to save it. The family then made their permanent home at Laurelwood.