Dunroy with its 100 acres looks out over Sugar Loaf, Bear Wallow, and Bird Watching Mountains. It was settled by David Williams a decade before the War between the States. Williams was a wealthy rice planter from Camden, SC. His wife was the devoted sister of Mary Boykin Chestnut, author of Diary from Dixie, in which she describes her life during the war years when her husband was Jefferson Davis’s aide. Donroy’s house warming party was described as “the most beautiful fancy dress ball in the entire region”.
Mrs. James Rutledge of Charleston and her Daughter, Mrs Julius Heyward, both descendants of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, were successive owners of Dunroy. Major General Campbell King, grandson of Judge Mitchel King (Argyle) acquired the estate when he retired from his last command. He formed and commanded the infantry training school of Fort Benning, Georgia.
DUNROY is being beautifully kept by its present owners Mr and Mrs. Michael Thompson. The picture here is after a recent snow. 2017