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- Location Jasper County
2215 Log Hall Road, six miles north of Ridgeland
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Hunting preserve. Huge farming enterprise known as Cypress Woods Corporation.
Jack Morris takes care of the Turkey Hill recreation section. There are 150 plantings of patches for wildlife food, and three duck ponds are maintained. There is a fifty-acre lake stocked with fish and a lake of five acres.
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1860 Reuben Henry Tison owned Turkey Hill Plantation (1, p. 138).
- ? Plantation was acquired by the Savannah River Lumber Company (3).
- 1939 The Savannah River Lumber Company declared bankruptcy and sold the 19,000 acre plantation to Jeremiah Milbank (3).
Milbank constructed a house designed by Willis Irvin. Irvin designed several, modern plantation houses that were constructed in the Lowcountry during this era (4, p. 34).
- 1939 House built by Jeremiah Milbank
- Number of slaves 100+ in 1860 (1, p. 138)
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
- Jeremiah Milbank with Grace Fox Perry Milbank, Turkey Hill Plantation (SC: Self-published, 1966)
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- Robert B. Cuthbert and Stephen G. Hoffius, editors, Northern Money, Southern Land: The Lowcountry Plantation Sketches of Chlotilde R. Martin (Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009)
- Turkey Hill Plantation
2215 Log Hall Road
Ridgeland, SC 29936
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