Broxton Bridge Plantation - Ehrhardt Bamberg County South Carolina SC

Broxton Bridge Plantation – Ehrhardt – Bamberg County



Broxton Bridge Plantation 2014 - Bamberg County, South Carolina
— Broxton Bridge Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

Timeline

  • Late 1700s – Earliest known date of existence (3)

  • 1850s – The five bedroom house was built (3).

  • 1865 – The Civil War's Battle at Broxton Bridge took place on the southern end of the plantation February 1, 1865. The remains of the battleground with the Confederate breastworks still remain (3).

  • 2014 – The plantation has been owned by the Varn family for nine generations. It is being operated it as a hunting retreat and bed and breakfast by the family of G.D. "Jerry" Varn who passed away in 2007 (3).

Broxton Bridge Plantation Side 2014 - Bamberg County, South Carolina
— Side of Broxton Bridge Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Land

  • Number of acres – Over 7,000 in 2014 (3)

  • Primary crop – ?

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
    –  Online Catalog

  2. Jane Ockershausen, The South Carolina One-Day Trip Book (McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1998)

  3. Broxton Bridge Plantation Today - Click here

Contact Information

  • Broxton Bridge Plantation
    PO Box 97
    Ehrhardt, SC 29081

    Telephone: 800-437-4868
    Website: Click here





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