Westover of Woodstock
Built in the early 1800s, this home is also known as the Lucy Holcombe Pickens House. Records show that this house was purchased in 1829 as an "old house" by Colonel Philemon Holcombe, a Revolutionary War comrade of General Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette was made godfather to Beverly Lafayette Holcombe, Philemon's son.
Westover of Woodstock was the home of Lucy Holcombe, born in 1832 in La Grange. After her marriage to Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina during the Civil War, Lucy's portrait was put on the Confederate one-dollar note of June 2, 1861, as well as three different one-hundred-dollar Confederate notes. She was the only woman so honored by the Confederacy, which earned her the sobriquet "Queen of the Confederacy." After Lucy's parents moved in 1849 to Texas, they retained the property in La Grange and used it as a summer home. The house was later sold and used as a dormitory for the La Grange Female College, located then just next door to the east.