Myrtle Grove Plantation - White Hall Colleton County South Carolina SC

Myrtle Grove Plantation – White Hall – Colleton County

Myrtle Grove Plantation Fence 2013 - Colleton County, South Carolina
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Basic Information

  • Location – Combahee River, White Hall, St. Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton County

    Off White Hall Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Grove, Smithfield, Vineyard

  • Current status – Was used as a game preserve in 1995 (1, p. 358)

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1851 – Nathaniel Heyward owned a large amount of land that was referred to as the Grove tract. Upon his death this tract, which included Myrtle Grove, was left to his grandson Nathaniel Barnwell Heyward (1, p. 357).

  • 1860 – James Barnwell Heyward purchased Myrtle Grove from his bother Nathaniel Heyward (1, p. 357).

  • 1910 – Duncan Clinch Heyward became sole owner of Myrtle Grove after purchasing shares of the property from other family members (1, p. 357).

  • 1918 – Duncan Heyward sold the plantation to William E. Jaycocks. Jaycocks had been the former overseer of Myrtle Grove (1, p. 358).

  • 1921 – A group of four men purchased the property form Jaycocks. The four were E.A. Marvin, C.H. Boynton, H.M. Williams, and C.C. Litchfield (1, p. 358).

  • 1927 – The group sold Myrtle Grove to Joseph S. Stevens (1, p. 358).

  • 1927 – Stevens placed Myrtle Grove in a life estate leaving the plantation to his friend H.S. Taintor. Upon Taintor's death, the plantation was to be given to the Charleston Museum with the request that the property be used as a game preserve (1, p. 358).

  • ? – An agreement between Taintor and the Charleston Museum lead to Austin and Suzanne B. Igleheart purchasing Myrtle Grove (1, p. 358).

  • 1977 – Suzanne Igleheart sold to the Myrtle Grove Platantion, Inc. (1, p. 358).

  • 1982 – Myrtle Grove Platantion, Inc. sold the property to Southeast Timberlands, Inc. (1, p. 358).

  • 1992 – W.H. Varn, Jr. purchased Myrtle Grove from Southeast Timberlands, Inc. and in the same month transferred its title to William Henry Varn (1, p. 358).

Myrtle Grove Plantation 2013 - Colleton County, South Carolina
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Land

  • Number of acres – 1,450

  • Primary crop – Rice (1, p. 357)

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Adgar; Bissell; Duncan Clinch Heyward (1910-1918); James Barnwell Heyward (1860-?); Nathaniel Heyward (?-1851); Nathaniel Barnwell Heyward (1851-1860); Austin and Suzanne B. Igleheart (?-1977); William E. Jaycocks (1918-1921); Jossels; E.A. Marvin, C.H. Boynton, H.M. Williams, and C.C. Litchfield (1921-1927); Moultrie; Myrtle Grove Platantion, Inc. (1977-1982); Smith; Smythe; Southeast Timberlands, Inc. (1982-1992); Speights; Joseph S. Stevens (1927-?); H.S. Taintor (?); Tucker; W.H. Varn, Jr. (1992); William Henry Varn (1992-?)

Myrtle Grove Plantation Gate 2013 - Colleton County, South Carolina
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Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. Suzanne Cameron Linder, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860 (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1995), pp. 357-358
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860

  2. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  3. 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

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

  5. Sherry J. Cawley, Around Walterboro South Carolina: Postcard History (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1998)





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