The Ponds Plantation - Ashley River Dorchester County South Carolina SC

The Ponds Plantation – Ashley River – Dorchester County

The Ponds Plantation 2011 - Dorchester County, South Carolina
— The Ponds Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2011 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – East bank of Ashley River, Dorchester County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Weston Hall

  • Current status – A residential housing community

Timeline

  • 1682 – Earliest known date of existence when The Ponds was born through land grants.

    Andrew Percival was the first owner of record (1, part 2).

  • 1723 – The Donning family became owners of the plantation (1, part 2).

  • 1765 – The Donnings sold the plantation off in pieces (1, part 2).

  • 1818 – John Schulz purchased The Ponds (1, part 2).

  • 1830s – The current house was built and was the third one to be constructed at The Ponds (1, part 1).

  • 1865 – The Schulz family sold the plantation to Edward Lotz (1, part 2).

  • 1911 – The Simmons family purchased The Ponds and worked the land as an active farm (1, part 2).

  • 2006 – Greenwood Communities and Resorts purchased the plantation and developed it into a housing community (1, part 2).

The Ponds Plantation 2014 - Dorchester County, South Carolina
— Side of The Ponds Plantation House © Gazie Nagle, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Land

  • Number of acres – 2,400

  • Primary crop – Rice early, then cypress lumber (1, part 2)

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Donning (1723-1765); Doyley; Drayton; Glaze; Greenwood Communities and Resorts (2006-present, 2012); Edward Lotz (1865-?); Andrew Percival (1682-?); John Schulz (1818-?); Schulz Family (?-1865); Simmons (1911-?)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • The house is still standing and has been restored. It is currently used as the main amenity center for the housing community (2).

References & Resources

  1. The Historic Farmhouse: Part 1 | Part 2

  2. The Ponds Farmhouse, Pavilion Recognized for Excellence in Architecture, (Summerville Journal Scene, April 23, 2009)

Contact Information
  • The Ponds
    326 Hundred Oaks Parkway
    Summerville, SC 29483

    Telephone: 843-376-3281
    Website: Click here

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