South Mulberry Plantation - Oakely Berkeley County South Carolina SC

South Mulberry Plantation – Oakely – Berkeley County

South Mulberry Plantation - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— South Mulberry Plantation © Brandon Coffey

Basic Information

  • Location – Western branch of the Cooper River, Oakely, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Berkeley County

    Located off Old Highway 52 on South Mulberry Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?

South Mulberry Plantation Garden - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— South Mulberry Plantation Garden © Brandon Coffey


  • 1809 – Earliest known date of existence when owned by Philip Broughton

  • 1835 – House built by Dr. Stanford Barker

  • Circa 1940 – F.A. Dallet was owner (5).

  • Circa 1951 – M.E. Dodge Sr. owned the plantation. Under Dodge's ownership, South Mulberry was a working plantation raising beef cattle, operating a dairy and cultivating other agricultural products (5).

  • Circa 1958 – Dodge sold the plantation (5).

  • ? – Large additions and extensive remodeling took place while the house was serving as a hunting lodge.

  • 1990 – Scenes from the movie Voodoo Dawn were filmed at South Mulberry Plantation (6).


  • Number of acres – Historically 2,600 acres; the plantation has recently (2012) been subdivided (5).

  • Primary crop – Beef cattle, dairy and agricultural products under the ownership of M.E. Dodge Sr. (5).


  • Alphabetical list – Dr. Stanford Barker (1835), Philip Broughton (1809), Thomas Broughton, Childs, F.A. Dallet (1940), M.E. Dodge Sr. (1951-1958), Tucker


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. 30-14 Plantation File, South Carolina Historical Society
    –  Online Catalog

  3. John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842) (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010)

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

  5. Information contributed by M.E. Dodge, Jr.

  6. Information contributed by Brandon Coffey.

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