Willingham Plantation - Bull Pond Allendale County South Carolina SC

Willingham Plantation – Bull Pond – Allendale County

Basic Information

  • Location – Brier Creek (a branch of the Savannah River), Bull Pond, Allendale County

    Located on SC 492, north of US 321 and west of SC 3

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1900s – In the early 1900s, Arthur J. Morris purchased the plantation from the five Willingham brothers (1, p. 51).

  • 1973 – Arthur J. Morris died. The property changed hands a few times. The fields were neglected and the buildings began to deteriorate (1, p. 52).

  • 1993 – Robert Clement, Jr. and Robert Clement, III purchased the plantation. The son later bought out his father's share. The father then bought a portion of the neighboring plantation, Burnt Orange (1, p. 50).

    The father-son team have spent thousands of dollars to restore the land and buildings on the property.


  • Number of acres – 495 in 1993

  • Primary crop – Cotton


  • Chronological list – Willingham (?-early 1900s); Arthur J. Morris (early 1900s-1973); Robert Clement, Jr. and Robert Clement, III (1993-)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Making History: Quilts-Then and Now - PDF

  2. Plantation's land returns to nature

  3. Alexania Easterling Lawton and Minnie Reeves Wilson, Allendale on the Savannah, (Bamberg, SC: Bamberg Herald Printers, 1970)

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