Walnut Grove Plantation - Eutawville Orangeburg County South Carolina SC

Walnut Grove Plantation – Eutawville – Orangeburg County



Walnut Grove Plantation 2016 - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Walnut Grove Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2016 —
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Basic Information

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

    329 Sandspoint Street

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – As of November 2016, the plantation was for sale with an asking price of $2,500,000. See the real estate listing here.

Timeline

  • 1757 – Earliest known date of existence

    Granted to James Roberts

  • 1776 – The will of Gabriel Marion notes his ownership of Walnut Grove Plantation (2, p. 277).

  • 1818 – House built by James Gaillard

  • 1939 – The Walnut Grove Plantation house survived the flooding caused by the Santee-Cooper Project, but the fertile farmland disappeared under the red muddy waters.

  • 2015 – The plantation was for sale with an asking price of $2,500.000. This is the first time it had been on the market as Walnut Grove has been owned by the same family since 1881 (3).

Land

  • Number of acres – 781 in 2015 (3)

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Frederick Connor (1881), Doar, James Gaillard (1812), Captain Peter Gaillard (1808), Thomas Gaillard (1808), Gabriel Gignilliat (1803), Leland, Robert Marion (1773), James Palmer (1812), Captain John Palmer (1804), Percy, Rembert, James Robert (1757)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

    We are actively seeking information on the slaves who lived and worked at this plantation. If you find a resource that might help, please fill out this form. Thank you.

References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

  3. Real estate listing




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