Somerset Plantation Lake Moultrie Berkeley County
- Location Submerged under Lake Moultrie, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Berkeley County
Plantation lands were originally located near present-day Pinopolis.
- Origin of name ?
- 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.
- 1696 Earliest known date of existence
Granted to John Stewart
- 1827 House built
- 1854 House remodeled by William Cain
- 1939 The house was dismantled before the area was flooded.
- Number of acres 700
- Primary crop Cotton
- Alphabetical list William Cain; Dr. Joseph P. Cain; Isaac M. Dwight; Mazyck; Rene Ravenel; Reverend William Screven; John Stewart (1696-?)
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- Somerset Plantation, Cain Family: Click here
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley
- 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
- Norman S. Walsh, Plantations, Pineland Villages, Pinopolis and Its People (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company Publishers, 2007)
Order Plantations, Pineland Villages, Pinopolis and Its People
- Waterman Report of 1939