It was back in 1888 when the mother and father of Nancy Carrier, Rockbrook’s founder, used $100,000 to buy the Goodwill Plantation down in central South Carolina. This is where Nancy was born and lived until she moved to the mountains of North Carolina, where Rockbrook Camp is currently located. Two of the smaller cabins from the plantation were eventually moved to Rockbrook when the camp was established in 1921. These are the Goodwill cabin and the Curosty cabin.
Now there is news that the current owner of the Goodwill Plantation, Larry Faulkenberry, is restoring many of the plantation buildings, making them available for guided tours and even vacation accommodations. He has reconstructed the Millhouse using the original 1760 cast iron waterwheel and millstones. There is a 4-bedroom Lodge overlooking the 80-acre millpond, nature trails and other historic buildings.
Visiting the plantation is by appointment only.