- Location Cooper River, Charleston County
Located on the Charleston peninsula near Magnolia Cemetery in the area known as "The Neck"
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Shubrick, Belvedere, Governors House
- Current status House no longer exists
- 1712 Earliest known date of existence when the General Assembly purchased the property and built a brick house for use by the governor. The property was known as Governors House (Belvidere Golf Links)
- Circa 1712 Brick house built (Belvidere Golf Links)
- 1749 Thomas Shubrick purchased the property (Belvidere Golf Links)
- 1796 The house was lost to fire in March (Belvidere Golf Links)
- Circa 1800 Shubrick built another house (Belvidere Golf Links)
- 1901 Purchased by the Country Club of Charleston (Belvidere Golf Links)
The organization developed a 9-hole golf course on property and refurbished the house as their clubhouse (Belvidere Golf Links).
- 1926 Country Club of Charleston moved from Belvidere to McLeod Plantation on James Island
- ? Standard Oil Company purchased the property and built an oil refinery. The house was left to untouched and deteriorated (Belvidere Golf Links)
- Sometime after 1941 House was torn down (Belvidere Golf Links)
- Alphabetical list Charleston Country Club, Colleton, Glenn, Johnson, Manigault, Thomas Shubrick, Sinkler, Standard Oil Company
- Number of slaves ?
- Two houses were built at Belvidere. Neither are still standing.
- Preservation Society of Charleston's Belvidere Golf Links: Click here
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- 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)
- Samuel Gaillard Stoney, Plantations of the Carolina Low Country (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1990)
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