Gravel Hill Plantation - Bonneau Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Gravel Hill Plantation – Bonneau – Berkeley County

Basic Information

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

    Original plantation lands were located east of US 52 in the vicinity of Gravel Hill Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – The plantation no longer exists


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

    John "Turpentine" Pamor acquired the property (3).

  • ? – House built

  • 1785 – John Pamor passed away. His will instructed that his children were to spell their names Palmer instead of Pamor (2) (3).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Turpentine (3)

  • The plantation cemetery contains ten members of the family. The earliest is that of Marianne Gendron Pamor with date of death 1783.


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 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

  2. Information contributed by Ramona L. Grimsley, Digital Projects Librarian for Berkeley County Library, from:
    Gravel Hill Plantation Cemetery Records

  3. Information contributed by Ramona L. Grimsley, Digital Projects Librarian for Berkeley County Library, from:
    Springfield Plantation - Palmer Family

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