Mulberry Plantation Moncks Corner Berkeley County
— Mulberry Plantation © Brandon Coffey —
- Location Western branch of the Cooper River, Moncks Corner, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Berkeley County
Located off Old Highway 52 on North Mulberry Road
- Origin of name Was probably named for the Mulberry tree that marked the boundary of the original 12,000 acres granted to Sir Peter Colleton
- Other names Polly, Mulberry Castle, Salt Point, South Mulberry
- Current status Privately owned
— Mulberry Plantation Gate © Brandon Coffey —
- 1679 Earliest known date of existence
Sir Peter Colleton was granted 4,423 acres that adjoined his Fairlawn Barony
- 1694 Sir John Colleton inherited all of his father's (Sir Peter) property in the Carolinas.
- 1708 Sir John Colleton conveyed to Thomas Broughton 4,423 acres of the Fairlawn Barony (probably the same acreage that was granted to Sir Peter in 1679). Thomas Broughton named the property Mulberry.
- 1714 House built
Thomas Broughton built the house in the Jacobean baroque style and called it Mulberry Castle. When Broughton died he left Mulberry Castle to his wife and his son, Nathaniel Broughton.
- 1715 During the Yemassee War, a number of people took refuge at Mulberry.
- 1742 Honorable John Colleton (son of Sir John) conveyed 211 acres of the Fairlawn Barony to Nathaniel Broughton.
— Mulberry Plantation Garden © Brandon Coffey —
- Number of acres 4,423 in 1708; 4,634 in 1742
- Primary crop Rice
- The grounds around the house were landscaped for Mr. and Mrs. Chapman by Loutrel W. Briggs.
- Alphabetical list Frances Atkins, Barker, Fannie Brawley (1980), Nathaniel Broughton, Thomas Broughton (1708), Clarence E. Chapman, Chestnut, Childs, Sir John Colleton (1694), Sir Peter Colleton (1679), Dallett, Daniel, Milliken, Walker
- Number of slaves ?
— Mulberry Plantation Avenue of Oaks © Brandon Coffey —
- 1714 plantation house (restored after 1915 for Clarence E. Chapman)
- Brief history of Mulberry Plantation: Click here
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1966
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- Maxwell Clayton Orvin, Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900 (Self published, 1973)
Order Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900
- Carolina W. Todd and Sidney Wait, South Carolina: A Day at a Time (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 2008)
- William P. Baldwin, Jr., Plantations of the Low Country; South Carolina, 1697-1865 (Greensboro, NC: Legacy Publications, 1987)
Order Plantations of the Low Country; South Carolina, 1697-1865
- J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley
- John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842) (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010)
- 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