Oldfield Plantation - Okatie Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Oldfield Plantation – Okatie – Beaufort County

Oldfield Plantation 1970s - Beaufort County, South Carolina
— Oldfield Plantation © Noel D Atherton, 1970s —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Okatie River, Okatie, Beaufort County

    Original plantation lands were located off SC 170 in the vicinity of present-day Oldfield Golf Club

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Wigg's Bluff, Indigo, Altamaha

  • Current status – Golf course community

Timeline

  • 1732 – Earliest known date of existence

    Governor Robert Johnson received a land grant from the Lords Proprietors (1).

  • 1752 – The property was transferred to Gabriel Manigault (1).

  • ? – Col. William Hazzard owned the plantation (1).

  • 1781 – British troops in the area burned the house, but it was later rebuilt.

    At this time the property was known as Wigg's Bluff as Edward Wigg had married into the Hazzard family.

  • 1862 – Union gunboats shelled the house.

  • ? – Pauline Pratt Webel owned Oldfield along with Goodhope Plantation (1).

  • 1971 – Robin Carrier purchased the property. She built a Georgian style home which now serves as Oldfield's River Club (2).

    At this time the name of the plantation was changed to Indigo.

  • 1983 – Robin Carrier sold the plantation to a developer from Hilton Head Island who used it for a horse farm (2).

  • 1998 – Crescent Resources LLC. purchased the property and began to develop it as a golf course community (1).

  • 2010 – TI Oldfield Development acquired the assets of the development balance of land sites (1).

Land

  • Number of acres – 927 in 1972; 800 in 2005

  • Primary crop – ?

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • House built in the 1970s is currently used as Oldfield's River Club.

References & Resources

  1. Brief history of Oldfield: Click here

  2. Information contributed by Noel D. Atherton who lived at Cotton Hall from 1972-1982 with her parents Robin Carrier and Col. Griffin.
Contact Information
  • Oldfield
    1 Oldfield Way
    Bluffton, SC 29909

    Telephone: 843-645-4601, Club
    Website: Click here

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