Hut Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Hut Plantation – Cooper River – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Eastern side of the west branch of the Cooper River, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – Thought to be a descriptive name, thus, one can conclude there was a 'hut-like' structure once on the plantation (2, VIII: 9)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – John Harleston acquired the property (3, p. 133).

  • Circa 1738 – Edward Harleston received the property from his father, John Harleston. John died in 1738 (3, p. 133).

  • Circa 1775 – John Harleston II received the plantation from his father, Edward Harleston. Edward passed away in 1775 (3, p. 133).

  • Prior to 1783 – John Harleston II sold The Hut Plantation to his cousin William Harleston (3, p. 133).

  • 1804 – William and Sarah Quash Harlestons' son, William Harleston, was born at The Hut in 1804 (1).

  • 1842 – William and Sarah Harleston's son, William, was owner of the plantation in 1842. His father passed away in 1816 and his mother in 1821. At the time of his mother's death, William would have been just 17 (1) (3, p. 133).

  • Prior to 1930 – Hugh S. and Mary Harris Robertson purchased the plantation (3, pp. 134-135).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Mae Whitlock Gentry, whose third-great-grandparents, William and Sarah Quash Harleston, were owners of The Hut Plantation.

  2. 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

  3. John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842) (Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010)

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