Walnut Grove Plantation - Charleston County South Carolina SC

Walnut Grove Plantation – Awendaw – Charleston County

Walnut Grove Plantation 2010 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Walnut Grove Plantation © Darby Nolan, 2010 —
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Special thanks to Darby Nolan providing much of the information on this page.

Basic Information

  • Location – St. James Santee Parish, north of Awendaw, Charleston County

    Between US Highway 17 and the Intercoastal Waterway

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Part of the Francis Marion National Forest

Walnut Grove Plantation House 2010 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Walnut Grove Plantation House © Darby Nolan, 2010 —
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Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Major Percy owned the plantation (2).

  • 1828 – David Doar purchased the plantation and used it mostly as a summer residence (2).

  • Early-1900s – The house that is still standing was built (2).

  • Mid-1900s – The site was still active (3).

  • Walnut Grove Plantation had several owners after the Doar family until it eventually became part of Francis Marion National Forest (4).

Walnut Grove Plantation Avenue of Oaks 2010 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Walnut Grove Plantation Avenue of Oaks © Darby Nolan, 2010 —
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Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Rice (4)

  • Walnut Grove Plantation cemetery remains on the property: pictures

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – David Doar; Gourdin; Major Percy

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. Information contributed by Darby Nolan.

  3. Katherine O. Pettit, Take a Road Trip Along the Palmetto Trail

  4. Palmetto Conservation Foundation Facebook Post

Contact Information

  • Francis Marion National Forest
    PO Box 788
    McClellanville, SC 29458

    Telephone: 843-887-3257
    Website: Click here

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