Pinehurst Tea Plantation Summerville Dorchester County
- 1888 Earliest known date of existence
Dr. Charles Shepard founded the Pinehurst Tea Plantation near the site of Andre Michaux's original tea planting at Middleton Barony. A variety of tea know as Oolong was grown at Pinehurst and won first prize at the 1904 World's Fair. Pinehurst remained prosperous until the death of its owner in 1915. The tea growing at Pinehurst was important however, as cuttings from these plants were taken to propagate the fields of both the American Tea Growing Company and the Charleston Tea Plantation.
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop Tea
- Pinehurst school
Students at this school provided at least some of the labor needed to pick the tea leaves.
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