This website serves as a repository for information about South Carolina plantations and the people who lived and worked on them. It includes data for more than 2,000 SC plantations.
We define a plantation as a large farm on which most of the work was done by slaves. Thus all the plantations we catalog were established before the Civil War.
SouthCarolinaPlantations.com began with a box of index card notes written by Mrs. Johnie Rivers of Charleston while she was a volunteer for the South Carolina Historical Society.
This website was developed and is maintained by SCIWAY, the largest directory of South Carolina information on the Internet. It is funded by our sister company, Hotel Guides.
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Can't find everything that you need online? SCIWAY has an extensive guide to South Carolina Libraries if your plantations research requires in-depth study.