- 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
- ? 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).
- 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 ?
- 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
- Number of slaves ?
- 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
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- The Dixie Dilemma, (Charleston Mercury: December 12, 2002)
- College of Charleston mulls uses for its Dixie land, (Post and Courier: February 25, 2007, 1B)
- Diane Knich, College of Charleston Adds Access to its Dixie Plantation, (Post and Courier: January 17, 2012)
- Information contributed by Robert Nimmich
- College of Charleston Foundation
Office of Development
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Website: College of Charleston Foundation
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