Harbin Plantation - Lake Moultrie Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Harbin Plantation – Lake Moultrie – Berkeley County

Special thanks to Joan Marie Meyering for providing most of the information on this page.

Basic Information

  • Location – Submerged under Lake Moultrie, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – In 1939, work began on the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. This project displaced many families and communities, and many historic homes were lost as the area was flooded.


  • 1809 – Samuel DuBose received Harbin Plantation as a dowry from Theodore Samuel Marion (nephew of General Francis Marion) when he married his daughter, Esther.

  • 1817 – House built by Samuel DuBose replacing an older dwelling.

  • 1865 – House was destroyed by fire. Samuel's son, Edwin DuBose was owner of record.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Theodore Samuel Marion (?-1809), Samuel Dubose (1809), Edwin DuBose (1865)


  • Number of slaves – ?

    In 1939, an survey was completed prior to the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. Two slave cemeteries was recorded as being on Harbin Plantation and to contain approximately 250 graves.


  • Second house destroyed by fire in 1865.

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