Ponds Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Ponds Plantation – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Santee River, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Percival (3, pp. 252)

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1715 – The Yemassee Indians became unhappy with the English abusing their rights and encroaching on their land which lead to a massacre on April 15, 1715 in Pocotaligo. This upheaval spread throughout the Lowcounty. Plantation owners fled to Charleston leaving their property unprotected from the Indians that were invading. On June 13, 1715, Colonel George Chicken and his militia marched north from The Ponds Plantation and defeated the Indians (3, pp. 250-252).

  • 1722 – Pond Plantation was owned by Mr. Percival (2).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Maxwell Clayton Orvin, Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900 (Self published, 1973)
     Order Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900

  2. Information contributed by Dee Green.

  3. Information contributed by Charla Springer from:
    J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

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