Spring Grove Plantation Bonneau Berkeley County
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- Location Back River, Bonneau, Berkeley County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Dockton (6)
- Current status Residential housing development call Spring Grove (6).
- 1706 Earliest known date of existence (6)
Land grant from the Lords Proprietors to John Barnwell (6)
- ? House built
- 1727 Joseph Wragg owned the property as part of his Dockton Plantation (6).
- 1790 René Peyre owned Spring Grove Plantation (5, p. 205).
- 1793 George Keckley had acquired a piece of Dockton and called his 1,406 acre plantation Spring Grove (6).
- 1843 William Bell purchased the plantation from the Keckley family. Bell also owned nearby Cypress Grove Plantation and Pine Grove Plantation (6).
- ? William Bell's son acquired the plantation.
- 1860s William Bell's son sold Spring Grove shortly after the Civil War (6).
- ? The E.P. Burton Lumber Company acquired Spring Grove Plantation (6).
- ? The Cooper River Mining & Manufacture Company was the plantation's next owner (6).
- 1905 Spring Grove Plantation was purchased by Pine Grove Hunting headed by E.W. Durant (3, p. 72).
- Circa 1929 The plantation was sold to a group of four men - Clarence Chapman, Mr. Frank, G.D.B. Bonbright, and Mr. Spears (3, p. 72).
- 2003 Pendley Homes owned the property and subdivided it for development as a housing complex (6).
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- Virginia Christian Beach, Medway (Charleston, SC: Wyrick and Company, 1998)
- 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
- John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842) (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010)
- Catherine Campart Messmer, South Carolina's Low Country - A Past Preserved Text (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing, 1988)
- J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley
- Information contributed by Gazie Nagle including details from historical marker erected in 2008.