— The Ponds Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2011 —
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- Location East bank of Ashley River, Dorchester County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Weston Hall
- Current status A residential housing community
- 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).
- Number of acres 2,400
- Primary crop Rice early, then cypress lumber (1, part 2)
- 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-?)
- Number of slaves ?
- 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
- The Historic Farmhouse: Part 1 | Part 2
- The Ponds Farmhouse, Pavilion Recognized for Excellence in Architecture, (Summerville Journal Scene, April 23, 2009)
- The Ponds
326 Hundred Oaks Parkway
Summerville, SC 29483
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