Camp Hall Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Camp Hall Plantation – Pringletown – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Pringletown, St. James Goose Creek, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – In 2015, Volvo announced plans build its first American manufacturing plant on the former plantation site (2).


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1800s – Camp Hall Plantation was owned by George W. Shingler (1, p. 184)

  • 1929 – The corporation that is now called MeadWestvaco purchased the plantation and farmed it for timber (2).

  • 2015 – Volvo announced it was going to build its first American manufacturing plant on the site. Construction of the facility was to begin in the fall of 2015 with the first cars scheduled to be produced in 2018 (2).


  • Number of acres – 5,000 in the 1800s (1, p. 184)

  • Primary crop – Timber in modern times (2)


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
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  2. Andrew Shain and Cassie Cope, Volvo Chooses South Carolina for Auto Plant (Columbia, SC: The State, May, 10, 2015)

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