St Julien Plantation - Eutawville Orangeburg County South Carolina SC

St Julien Plantation – Eutawville – Orangeburg County



St. Julien Plantation 1980 - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— St. Julien Plantation, 1980 © National Register of Historic Places —

Basic Information

  • Location – Eutawville, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Orangeburg County

    11786 Old No. Highway 6

  • Origin of name – Named for Joseph de St. Julien

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Farm that has been operated by the Norris family for over 100 years (4).

Timeline

  • 1736 – Earliest known date of existence (4)

    Joseph de St. Julien received a Kings Grant (4).

  • Circa 1854 – House built

    It is believed Thomas William Porcher built the house at St. Julien Plantation for his son Julias Theodore Porcher (1, p. 2).

  • Circa 1926 – Frederick Keating Norris Sr. was owner and worked to rehabilitate the house (1, p. 5).

  • 1980 – Fred K. Norris Jr. was owner (1, p. 1).

  • ? – Robert Norris became owner (4).

St. Julien Plantation Parlor 1980 - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Parlor of St. Julien Plantation, 1980 © National Register of Historic Places —

Land

  • Number of acres – 1,500 in 1860; 1,027 in 1980 (1, p. 3 and p. 5)

  • Primary crop – Historically, cotton and corn. Today, peanuts and peaches (1, p. 3) and (4).

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Gaillard; Frederick Keating Norris Sr. (1926); Fred K. Norris Jr. (1980); Robert Norris (?-present, 2013); Julias Theodore Porcher (1854); Joseph de St. Julien (1736-?)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 121 in 1860 (1, p. 3)

Buildings

  • The plantation house is L-shaped of two-stories with a one-story wing on the west. In 1980, original outbuildings including a mule barn, kitchen, and smokehouse were still standing (1, p. 2).

St Julien Plantation 2014 - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— St Julien Plantation Avenue of Oaks © Brandon Coffey, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1980
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  3. Maxwell Clayton Orvin, Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900 (Self published, 1973)
     Order Historic Berkeley County, South Carolina: 1671-1900

  4. St. Julien Plantation - Click here

Contact Information

  • St. Julien Plantation
    11786 Old No. Hwy 6
    Eutawville, SC 29048

    Telephone: 803-492-7556
    Website: Click here





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