This blog is a tribute to this grand home and all those who who have ties to Laurelwood. As the grandaughter of Jasper Hampton Campbell who purchased Laurelwood in 1908, I have many wonderful memories as a young child visiting Laurelwood. We fondly called it "The Big House". There were Easter egg hunts on the front lawn, Christmas celebrations, Sunday dinners, and a lot of time rocking in the rocking chairs on the front porch as my aunts shared stories about life on the Laurelwood plantation. They talked to us about their experiences and shared stories that their parents told them of life and happenings in the lower richland area. Many of these stories have been forgotten. I hope to bring these great stories back to life and preserve them just as Laurelwood is being brought back to life and preserved. There are hidden treasures to be revealed. A legacy to be handed down and passed on.
Let me help you look past the physical imperfections that you notice on first glance to see the hidden beauty that's just waiting to be revealed once again. The stories and information shared here will link the past to the present. There is much to be learned and many memories to share so that all can see the true beauty of ....Laurelwood.

Friday, September 16, 2011

2011 Ft. Jackson Landowners' Descendants Reunion

The Campbell family once owned a great deal of land in Richland county.  Some of the land that they owned is now Fort Jackson.  Every year there is a reunion of families that are descendents of those that owned land that is now Fort Jackson.  The reunion this year will take place in Columbia.  Click the link below for more information.  This is a great time to get together and meet new family members or friends and share and exchange information about family and family history.

Where:
  4440 Ft. Jackson Blvd, Columbia, SC
When:
   October 15, 2011  Start 9:00 AM