Special thanks to Rutledge Moore for his contributions to this page. Rutledge and his wife Frida have owned Davant since 1991.
- Location Near Gillisonville, St. Luke's Parish, Jasper County
US 278 at SC 462
- Origin of name Owner Richard James Davant
- Other names The Oaks
- Current status Owned by Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Rutledge Moore, who reside on the plantation year-round and operate it as a hunting preserve (2006)
- 1770 Earliest known date of existence
John Hobard received a grant for 100 acres for services rendered to King George III.
- 1811 Sold to Stephen McDonald
- 1813 Sold to Williams Watters
- 1815 Sold to John Cheney, who christened the property The Oaks
- 1828 Cheney's daughter Evelina married lawyer Richard James Davant. Upon his father-in-law's death, Davant purchased the estate and changed its name to Davant Plantation.
- 1865 Original Greek Revival home burned by Sherman's troops
Davant dismantled a much simpler house located on a nearby plantation, which he also owned, and transferred it piece-by-piece to the site of his former home.
- 1939 Sold to Edwin M. Berolzheimer
House renovated by Berolzheimer
- ? Mary Berol became owner
- 1981 Thomas L. Harper purchased 2400 acres from the Berol estate.
- 1985 Harper added an additional 25 acres to the plantation.
- 1991 Harper sold to Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Rutledge Moore
- 1995 Primary filming location for the movie Something to Talk About
- Number of acres 100 in 1770; 2,400 in 1981; 2,425 in 1985; 2,100 in 2006
- Primary crop ?
- The Davant family burial ground is located on the property. One stone slab bears a verse and the inscription "Sarah Isabella, Eldest Child of Richard J. and Evelina J. Davant." Another slab bears a verse and the inscription "To the Memory of Mrs. Martha E. Craft, Eldest Daughter of John and Sarah R. Cheney." The dates of the two deaths are 1828 and 1829.
- Chronological list John Hobard (1770-1811), Stephen McDonald (1811-1813), William Watters (1813-1815), John Cheney (1815-1828), Richard James Davant (1828-?), Edwin M. Berolzheimer (1939-?), Mary Berol (?-1981), Thomas L. Harper (1981-1991), Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Rutledge Moore (1991-present)
- Number of slaves ?
- Barns, kitchen smokehouse, stables, laundry house, three hunting cottages
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- 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
- N. Jane Iseley and William P. Baldwin, Lowcountry Plantations Today (Greensboro, NC: Legacy Publications 2001)