Pooshee Plantation - Lake Moultrie Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Pooshee Plantation – Lake Moultrie – Berkeley County

Basic Information

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

    Plantation lands were originally located near present-day Bonneau

  • Origin of name – Name is of Native American origin

  • Other names – ?

  • 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.

Timeline

  • 1705 – Earliest known date of existence

    Land grant to Pierre de St. Julien de Malacare

  • 1716 – House built by Rene Louis Ravenel

  • 1804 – Second house built by another Rene Ravenel

  • 1852 – Western wing added by Doctor Henry Ravenel

Land

  • Number of acres – 4,000

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

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Pierre de St. Julian de Malacare, Mazyck, Henry Le Noble, Dr. Henry Ravenel, Rene Louis Ravenel (1714), P. R. Porcher, R. D. Porcher, St. Julien, Steward

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

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

  3. 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

  4. 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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