Built ca. 1730, Fairfield Plantation is one of the oldest houses in the Santee River area of South Carolina. Notable as an excellent example of a wooden plantation house, Fairfield Plantation Fairfield is also important as the home of South Carolinians of prominence in both political and military service, such as Jacob Motte and Thomas Pinckney. Fairfield was built by the Lynch family who owned much of the land along the banks of the South Santee River. The hard-burned brick of the basement foundation, the floor plan, and the Georgian motifs suggest a date ca. 1730. An inscription etched in the mortar of one of the chimney which reads “January 27, 1766-completed” probably refers to the completion of the second floor additions and the new chimney added by Jacob Motte.