Great Plains Plantation Greenville Greenville County
- Location Reedy River, Greenville, Greenville County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Falls Park in downtown Greenville
- Circa 1770 Earliest known date of existence
- Circa 1770 House built by Richard Pearis (2)
Pearis set-up a trading post and grist mill at Great Plains Plantation (2).
- Circa 1775 Pearis was a prominent Tory during the Revolutionary War which lead to his plantation being burned by Patriots (3).
- 1781 All of Pearis' landholdings were seized by the state of South Carolina (2).
- ? William and Mary Whitlock Jones called Great Plains Plantation home (4).
- Chronological list Richard Pearis (Circa 1770-1781); State of South Carolina (1781-?); William and Mary Whitlock Jones
- Number of slaves 12 in 1770 (2)
- No plantation structures remain
References & Resources
- 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
- Cathleen Gallagher, Historically Speaking: The History of Paris Mountain - source no longer available online
- SC Highway Historical Marker Guide - online database by the SC Department of Archives & History
- Information contributed by Ed Nelson
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