Our Infamous History
Andrew Pickens, Jr. (1816-1818), son of Gen. Andrew Pickens of the Revolution, and father of Francis W. Pickens, Confederate Was Governor. He was born about 1778, probably on the plantation on the Savannah River in Horse Creek Valley in Edgefield District which was part of his father’s property.
During his administration as Governor an active program of road and canal construction took place in the state; and a disastrous yellow fever scourge prostrated Charleston. It is probable that he lived in Augusta in 1829, but in his will his plantation “Oatlands” in Edgefield County and his residence, “Halcyon Grove” in the village were mentioned. The home is now the Feltham home on Buncombe Street, and its restoration has led many lovers of fine mansions to its door.