Wappaoola Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Wappaoola Plantation – Berkeley County



Basic Information

  • Location – Molly Branch, western branch of the Cooper River, Berkeley County

  • Comments – More than 7,000 acres of protected land will be added to the Cooper River Focus Area on February 24, 2005, opening the door for more wildlife conservation and timber production in Berkeley County. The Cooper River Focus Area is a consortium of public and private landholders along the Cooper River in Berkeley County. The Mead family owns the land that will be added to the area.

  • Origin of name – Meaning "sweet water" in the Indian language, it takes its name from the nearby creek that made it a rich rice plantation

  • Misspellings – Wappaoolah, Wappoola

  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • 1806 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1806 – House built by Reverend Milward Pogson

Land

  • Number of acres – 850

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Barker, William Henry Barnum, William Collins, Ferguson, Henrietta, Heyward, Lucas, Bobby Mead, Pogson, Robert, Owen Winston, Wragg

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

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

  2. 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

  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





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