Auckland Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Auckland Plantation – Colleton County

Basic Information

  • Location – Ashepoo River, St. Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Aukland

  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1779 – British General Augustine Prevost and his troops plundered the plantation taking slaves and horses. They burned the house and books, smashed all the furniture, china, and crystal, and killed the sheep and poultry (2, p. 72).

    Thomas Pinckney had sent all the family's valuables to Auckland thinking they would be safer there for the duration of the Revolutionary War.

  • 2012 – The property appears to be a nursery wholesaler with a historic plantation house standing at end of live oak and palmetto lined drive (3).

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Grover, Leith, Thomas Pinckney, Sampson, Sanders

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. Lucius G. Fishburne, Plantation Notes, St. Bartholomew's Parish, 1960, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  2. Anne Baker Leland Bridges and Roy Williams III, St. James Santee, Plantation Parish: History and Records, 1685-1925 (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1997)

  3. Information contributed by Shannon Scott.




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