White Hall Plantation - White Hall Colleton County South Carolina SC

White Hall Plantation – White Hall – Colleton County

White Hall Plantation 2011 - Colleton County, South Carolina
— White Hall Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2011 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Cuckolds Creek (a branch of the Combahee River), White Hall, St. Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned

White Hall Plantation Avenue of Oaks 2011 - Colleton County, South Carolina
— Avenue of Oaks at White Hall Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2011 —
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Timeline

  • 1733 – Earliest known date of existence

    Captain Anthony Mathewes was issued a land grant on December 6, 1733 for 707 acres (2, p. 611).

  • ? – House built

    An avenue of massive oaks marks the site of the original house, which stood near the marsh.

  • 1800 – William Price was owner of record. He also owned nearby Llandovery Plantation (2, p. 611-612).

  • ? – Henry Garner was owner; he died prior to 1823 (2, p. 612).

  • ? – Nathaniel Heyward was the plantation's owner (2, p. 612).

  • ? – Heyward left the property to his eldest son, Edward Barnwell Heyward (2, p. 612).

  • 1823 – Edward's brother, Nathaniel Barnwell Heyward, inherited White Hall upon his brother's death (3, p. 226).

  • 1858 – Heyward sold White Hall to the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, holding the mortgage himself (2, p. 613).

  • 1866 – The Civil War destroyed the railroad and Heyward sued for mortgage default. The property was foreclosed on and sold at a sheriff's sale (2, p. 613).

  • 1874 – The 700 acre property was sold to L. Shuman and John S. Farmer at a sheriff's sale for $350. Farmer would sign his rights to the property over to Shuman (2, p. 613).

  • 1876 – Shuman lost White Hall in a debt judgement. O.P. Williams and his son O.P. Williams, Jr. purchased the plantation at a sheriff's sale (2, p. 613).

  • 1888 – Once again, the plantation was sold at a sheriff's sale. This time due to the debt of the Williams' family. Paul A. Sloman purchased the property at this sale (2, p. 613).

  • 1896 – Julius H. Heyward, son of Nathaniel Barnwell Heyward, purchased his family's plantation from Sloman (2, p. 613).

  • 1906 – Heyward sold White Hall to J.C. Guess (2, p. 613).

  • 1925 – Carolina F. Guess sold the property to Harold Marvin, A.C. Sanders, and E.B. Sanders (2, p. 613).

  • 1927 – The trio sold White Hall Plantation to Charles Lanier Lawrence in March (2, p. 613).

    Lawrence remodeled the house and added on to it. He used White Hall as his winter home and hunting preserve (2, p. 614).

  • 1937 – Mrs. Lawrence sold the plantation to Fitz Eugene Dixon after her husband's death (3, p. 226).

  • 1958 – Dixon sold the property to Anson McCook Beard (3, p. 226).

  • 1959 – Hurricane Gracie caused extensive damage to White Hall.

  • ? – John E. Meyer was owner. Meyer also owned Bleak Hall Plantation and Sea Cloud Plantation (3, p. 226).

  • 1985 – Mrs. Loretta H. Cockrum renovated the house (3, p. 226).

  • 1995 – A Malaysian company, TiAun Corporation, was owner of record. TiAun had also purchased neighboring Llandovery Plantation in 1984 (2, p. 614).

  • ? – J. Peter Grace was owner (3, p. 226)

  • ? – Richard L. Chilton Jr. purchased White Hall. Chilton also owned Buckfield Plantation (3, p. 183).

Secret Garden at White Hall Plantation 2011 - Colleton County, South Carolina
—White Hall Plantation's Secret Garden © Brandon Coffey, 2011 —
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Land

  • Number of acres – 707 in 1733 (2, p. 611); 723 in 1858 (2, p. 613); 700 in 1874 (2, p. 613); 1,000 in 1888 (3, p. 226); 805 in 1906 (2, p. 613);

  • Primary crop – ?

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Horses at White Hall Plantation 2011 - Colleton County, South Carolina
— Horses Grazing at White Hall Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2011 —
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References & Resources

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

  2. 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)
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860

  3. Robert B. Cuthbert and Stephen G. Hoffius, editors, Northern Money, Southern Land: The Lowcountry Plantation Sketches of Chlotilde R. Martin (Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009)

    Rear of White Hall Plantation 2011 - Colleton County, South Carolina
    — Rear of White Hall Plantation House © Brandon Coffey, 2011 —
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    Pond at White Hall Plantation 2011 - Colleton County, South Carolina
    — Pond at White Hall Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2011 —
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