- Location Cordesville, Western branch of the Cooper River, Berkeley County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Became part of Rice Hope Plantation in 1927
- 1677 Earliest known date of existence
Land grant to Thomas Stanyarne and later willed to his son, James Stanyarne
- 1705 James Child owned the plantation and a ferry was established on the plantation's banks of the Cooper River. This ferry operated for many years and was called Strawberry Ferry (8, p. 41).
- ? James Child gave his son, Isaac, Strawberry Plantation (1).
- Circa 1800 House built (6, p. 47).
- Early 1800s The Strawberry Jockey Club was established at the plantation when a field was cleared to create a racetrack for thoroughbred horses. The club was dissolved in 1822 (3, p. 81).
- Circa 1842 John C. Ball owned the plantation (3, p. 35).
- 1865 Dr. J. B. Maring owned Strawberry Plantation (7, p. 8).
- 1927 US Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen purchased Strawberry Plantation and merged it with his larger Rice Hope Plantation (3, p. 81).
- Number of acres 950
- 100 acres added in 1681
- Primary crop Rice
- Chronological list Thomas Stanyarne (1677-?); James Stanyarne (?); James Child (?); Isaac Child (?); John C. Ball (?); Dr. J. B. Maring (?); Joseph S. Frelinghuysen (1927-?)
- Number of slaves 90 in 1865 (7, p. 8)
- A 2004 survey found a house (circa 1800), slave cabin (mid-1800s), smokehouse (early 1900s), and three sheds structures (early 1900s) still standing (6, p. 47).
References & Resources
- Information contributed by Dee Green
- National Register of Historic Places - Cooper River Historic District
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 2002
Additional nomination form - PDF
Photographs, architectural overview
- John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842)
(Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010)
- J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley
- Albert Sidney Thomas, Thomas Family, South Carolina (Self published 1964)
- Natalie P. Adams, Cultural Resources Management Plan for the Cooper River Drainage - PDF
- Charleston, South Carolina: Slaves, Owners of Plantations, Charleston, SC, March 1865, M416, Roll 15601, - PDF
- Harriett Kershaw Leiding, Historic Houses of South Carolina (Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1921)