Hyde Park Plantation - Huger Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Hyde Park Plantation – Huger – Berkeley County



Hyde Park Plantation - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— Hyde Park Plantation © Brandon Coffey

Basic Information

  • Location – Huger Creek, eastern branch of the Cooper River, Huger, Berkeley County

    Located off SC 402 on a private road

  • Origin of name – named after Hyde Park in London (Contributed by Jillian Olson)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?

Hyde Park Plantation, Side View - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— Side of Hyde Park Plantation House © Brandon Coffey

Timeline

  • 1740 – John Coming Ball acquired 600 acres (Contributed by Jillian Olson)

  • 1743 – Main house was finished but burned sometime near the time of the American Revolution (Contributed by Jillian Olson)

  • John Colleton acquired the land.

  • 1799 – House built by John Ball, Sr. who also owned nearby Kensington Plantation. None of the Ball family wanted to live at Hyde Park full-time so it became a gathering spot for women to socialize and a hunting lodge for men.

Hyde Park Plantation Cemetery - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— Hyde Park Plantation Cemetery © Brandon Coffey

Land

  • Number of acres – 600 in 1740

  • Two cemeteries are also found at Hyde Park, the Ball family cemetery and a slave cemetery both dating back to the 1700s.

  • Primary crop – Rice

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Dominick Arthur (1707), Elias Ball, John Coming Ball (1740), John Colleton, Peter Colleton, John Gough (1707), Michael Mahon (1707)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • 1743 – Original house was a two story wooden house with a long covered porch and pitched roof. This house burned sometime near the American Revolution. (Contributed by Jillian Olson)

  • 1798 – John Ball built a one and one-half story frame house with a gabled roof. A porch ran the length of the house.

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