Bluford Plantation - Pineville Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Bluford Plantation – Pineville – Berkeley County

Bluford Plantation Circa 1975 - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— Bluford Plantation Circa 1975 © Library of Congress —
(Prints & Photographs Division HABS SC-236)

Basic Information

  • Location – Pineville, St. Stephen's Parish, Berkeley County

    Oakland Club Road (5)

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Oakland Club

  • Current status – Has been turned into a hunt club and is now called Oakland Club

Bluford Plantation Mantel Circa 1975 - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— Bluford Plantation Mantel Circa 1975 © Library of Congress —
(Prints & Photographs Division HABS SC-236)


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • Late 1700s – Bluford Plantation was owned by Philip Williams (2, p. 205).

  • ? – Peter Sinkler purchased Bluford Plantation from Philip Williams (2, p. 205) (6).

  • ? – Peter Sinkler willed the plantation to his son, also named Peter Sinkler (II) (6).

  • ? – Peter Sinkler II died childless and either left the plantation to his sister Elizabeth Sinkler Dubose or her son William Dubose (2, p. 205, 231) (4) (6).

  • ? – Julius Dubose, William's nephew, was the next owner of Bluford Plantation (6).

  • Early 1800s – The house pictured was constructed (3).

  • 1903 – Bluford Plantation was purchased, developed into a hunt club and renamed Oakland Club. Apparently, another house was constructed for the hunt club about 1905 (5).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Dubose; Robert L. Montague; Robert P. Tucker; Peter Sinkler; Philip Williams


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
    –  Online Catalog

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

  3. Library of Congress File - HABS SC-236

  4. Bluford's Plantation, Dubose Plantation

  5. Roots and Recall - Oakland Club or Bluford Plantation

  6. Francis Marion and Isaac DuBosc (DuBose) Families Forum

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