Eutaw Plantation Lake Marion Orangeburg County
- Location Submerged under Lake Marion, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Orangeburg County
Original plantation lands were located near present-day Eutaw Springs and were between the Santee River and Eutaw Creek.
Eutaw was originally in Berkeley County, but in 1908 the county lines were redrawn and the plantation became part of Orangeburg County.
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status In 1939, work began on the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. This project displaced many families and communities, and many historic homes were lost as the area was flooded.
- 1770 Earliest known date of existence
James Sinkler received a land grant. He developed his plantation Belvidere on part of the land and later gave a tract of the land to his son William as a wedding gift.
- 1808 William built a house on his property as well as a race track for horses. He called his plantation Eutaw.
- Chronological list James Sinkler (1770-?); William Sinkler
Eutaw was the home of the Sinklers for six generations.
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- Waterman Report of 1939 - transcription - includes history of region, architectural analyses of homes
Eutaw Plantation House - photographs, drawing
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- Anne Sinkler Fishburne, Belvidere, A Plantation Memory (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1949)
Order Belvidere, A Plantation Memory