Cook's Mountain Plantation Richland County
- Location Wateree River, Lower Richland County
17 miles east of Columbia
- Origin of name Named for owner, cartographer James Cook (2)
- Other names Bohemian Manor
- Current status Owned by Haile Gold Mine
- 1770 Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
- ? Cartographer James Cook owned Cook's Mountain. In 1773, he drew A Map of the Province of South Carolina (2).
- 2013 Canadian mining company Haile Gold Mine purchased the property for $3,795,000. It is speculated that the company may give the property to the state if Haile Gold Mine is able to obtain the permits to mine a site in Lancaster County (2).
- Number of acres 1,131 in 2013 (2)
The property is under a conservation easement with Ducks Unlimited (3).
- Primary crop ?
- Chronological list James Cook (?); Murray (?); Haile Gold Mine (2013-present, 2014)
- Number of slaves ?
- There is a log house on the property that was constructed in 1988, a guest house, equipment shed and office (3).
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
- Canadian Mining Company Buys Cook's Mountain for $3.8M (Columbia, SC: Columbia Regional Business Report, January 8, 2014)
- Cook's Mountain Real Estate Listing - Plantation Services
- Haile Gold Mine
7283 Haile Gold Mine Road
Kershaw, SC 29067
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