Dixie Plantation - Hollywood Charleston County South Carolina SC

Dixie Plantation – Hollywood – Charleston County

Trees at Dixie Plantation 2008 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Dixie Plantation © Robert Nimmich —

Basic Information

  • Location – Stono River, Hollywood, St Paul's Parish, Charleston County

    Located off SC 162 on Dixie Plantation Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Owned by the College of Charleston Foundation

Gate at Dixie Plantation 2008 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Gate at Dixie Plantation © Robert Nimmich —

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1939 – The original plantation house burned.

  • 1947 – John Henry Dick made Dixie Plantation his permanent home.

  • 1993 – John Henry Dick placed an easement on the property that included 840 acres. He left it in control of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust.

  • 1995 – John Henry Dick left the house and property to the College of Charleston Foundation.

  • 2012 – College of Charleston announced plans to make the plantation more accessible to students, staff and the public. Plans include a nature trail, heirloom garden, renovating the studio of John Henry Dick and the addition of classrooms and meeting space (4).

Dixie Plantation View of Water 2011 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Water View from Dixie Plantation © Julie Clasper —

Land

  • The property contains the family cemetery.

  • The avenue of oaks is attributed to the Seabrook family who built a large mansion at the end of the drive.

  • Number of acres – 881 in 2012 (4)

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Bailey, Benjamin Blake (1683), Joseph Blake, College of Charleston Foundation, John Henry Dick , Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Fiermonte (1935), Godfrey, Kohnke, Richards, Seabrook, George W. Williams

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Dixie Plantation Field 2011 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Field at Dixie Plantation © Julie Clasper —

Buildings

  • Robert Nimmich tells us, "John Dick built a lovely, modern ranch level house situated closer to the water and not on the site of the original mansion." (5)

References & Resources

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

  2. The Dixie Dilemma, (Charleston Mercury: December 12, 2002)

  3. College of Charleston mulls uses for its Dixie land, (Post and Courier: February 25, 2007, 1B)

  4. Diane Knich, College of Charleston Adds Access to its Dixie Plantation, (Post and Courier: January 17, 2012)

  5. Information contributed by Robert Nimmich

Contact Information

  • College of Charleston Foundation
    Office of Development
    66 George Street
    Charleston, SC 29424

    Telephone: 843-953-3130
    Website: College of Charleston Foundation

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