Cherry Hill Plantation - Huger Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Cherry Hill Plantation – Huger – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – French Quarter Creek (a branch of the Cooper River), Huger, St Thomas and St Denis Parish, Berkeley County

    Located off SC 41 on Cainhoy Road

  • Origin of name – Named for the cherry trees that grew on the property

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1682 – Earliest known date of existence

    Jonah Lynch received a grant of land. He called his property Blessing after the ship that brought him to the new colonies (Irving, p. 135).

  • ? – The Blessing was divided up into three plantations: Blessing, Cedar Hill, and Cherry Hill.

  • ? – Henry Laurens purchased the Blessing and then proceeded to purchase Cherry Hill and Cedar Hill (Irving, p. 136).

    While in the possession of the Laurens family the plantations were once again divided. A 1838 Title Abstract traces division and the ownership of Cherry Hill through several of Henry Laurens' children.

  • 1843 – Commodore Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham married Harriet Horry Laurens, a granddaughter of Henry Laurens. It is believed that Commodore Ingraham inherited Cherry Hill through his wife (Irving, p. 137).

  • 1860 – By this time all three plantations were owned by William James Ball.

  • 1865 – The three plantations were once again sold separately.

  • 1927 – The Wellington Corporation purchased all three plantations. A year later they sold them to T. Ferdinand Wilcox, Esq. and Edward Roesler, Esq. (Irving, p. 136).



  • Alphabetical list – William James Ball; Commodore Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham; Henry Laurens; Jonah Lynch; T. Ferdinand Wilcox and Edward Roesler; Wellington Corporation


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

Print Resources

  • John B. Irving, A Day on Cooper River (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1969).

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