South-Carolina-Plantations.com exists because of the curiosity, energy, and persistence of one delightful lady Ms. Johnie Rivers of Charleston.
Johnie worked as a volunteer for the South Carolina Historical Society for many years. In the late 1990s she also started answering questions about SC history on SCIWAY, and she soon noticed that many of the questions were related to plantations. To avoid replicating her research, Johnie began writing her answers on index cards one card for each plantation. Those index cards eventually grew into this website.
All about Johnie ...
- Full name Alva J. Rivers
- Birthplace Charleston
- Family Husband Joe, son Dale and daughter-in-law Emily, grandchildren Brook Ellen and Jordan
- Hobbies (besides plantations!) Square-dancing, traveling, volunteer work at the Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Historical Society
- Special talents Chef extraordinaire
- Things we love about Johnie Her laugh and her smile, her thoughtfulness, her enthusiasm, her intelligence and perseverance