Hanover Plantation - Lake Moultrie Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Hanover Plantation – Lake Moultrie – Berkeley County

Note: The house at Hanover was also called the St. Julien-Ravenel House. It was moved to Pickens County to protect it from flooding by Santee Cooper.

Basic Information

  • Location – Submerged under Lake Moultrie, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – It is thought that the house was named for the House of Hanover which had come to the British throne about that time.

  • Other names – St. Julien-Ravenel House

  • Current status – In 1939, work began on the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. This project displaced many families and communities, and many historic homes were lost as the area was flooded.

    The house was dismantled and relocated to Clemson University in the 1940s.


  • 1688 – Earliest known date of existence

    Paul de St. Julien's grandfather was granted three 1,000-acre land grants from the Lord Proprietors (1).

  • 1714-1716 – House built

    Paul de St. Julien built his home on one of the three tracts that had belonged to his grandfather (1).

  • 1940s – House relocated to Clemson University due to area being flooded as part of the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project (1).


  • Number of acres – 1,000 in 1714 (1)

  • Primary crop – Santee long cotton (hybrid between Upland cotton and Sea Island cotton)


  • Alphabetical list – Daniel Couturiere; Henry Ravenel; St. Julien


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • House

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. The Hanover House: Click here

  3. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  4. William P. Baldwin Jr., Plantations of the Low County: South Carolina 1697-1865 (Westbrook, ME: Legacy Publishing, 1994)
     Order Plantations of the Low County: South Carolina 1697-1865

  5. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

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

Contact Information

  • South Carolina Botanical Garden
    102 Garden Trail
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC 29634

    Telephone: 864-656-3405
    Website: Click here

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