Brick House Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Brick House Plantation – Cordesville – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Western branch of the Cooper River, Cordesville, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Burnt House, Goatfield, Retreat, Turnbull Place

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

    House built by Gabriel and Esther Marion (5).

  • ? – Gabriel Marion was owner of the plantation, called Goatfield at this time (1, pp. 40-41).

    In 1732, Gabriel and Esther Cordes Marion's youngest child was born. Francis Marion, nicknamed the Swamp Fox, would became a legend for his military skill (1, pp. 40-41).

  • Circa 1737 – The Marions left Goatfield, moving to a plantation near Georgetown so the children could attend an English school (5).

  • ? – The plantation was folded into Lewisfield Plantation (1, pp. 40-41).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Cordes, Gabriel, Grant, Graves, Hart, Leigh, Gabriel Marion, Prioleau, Smith, Turnbull


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842) (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010)

  2. Virginia Christian Beach, Medway (Charleston, SC: Wyrick and Company, 1998)

  3. Records held by the Berkeley County Historical Society

  4. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

  5. Mark Woodard, Francis Marion, Swamp Fox

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