- Location Congaree River, Fort Motte, St. Matthews Parish, Calhoun County
Original plantation lands were located off US 601 near where the road crosses the Congaree River.
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Thomson's
- Current status ?
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
- 1780 The British created a fortified outpost on the property.
- 1781 From February 22-24 the Americans tried to take the outpost but were unsuccessful. General Thomas Sumter led the attack but was forced to lift the siege when reinforcements for the British arrived (Belleville, p. 10).
- 1786 An Episcopal chapel was built on the property
(Culler, p. 162).
Belleville was considered as a possible site for the new capital of South Carolina (Culler, p. 594).
- 1794 Colonel William Russell Thomson began to experiment with growing cotton on the plantation (Culler, p. 594).
- 1804 John Paul Thomson sold about 110 acres of Belleville to Andrew Heatly (Culler, p. 305).
- ? John Paul Thomson died and his wife, Caroline Elizabeth Theus, inherited the plantation. She later married Dr. John Louis Raoul (Culler, p. 391).
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop Cotton
- Alphabetical list Dr. John Louis and Caroline Thomson Raoul; John Paul and Caroline Elizabeth Theus Thomson; William Russell Thomson
- Number of slaves ?
- Belleville Plantation - pp. 10 and 19 - requires Adobe Reader
- 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
- Daniel Marchant Culler, Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, 1995)
Order Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records