Indian Field Plantation - Lake Moultrie Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Indian Field Plantation – Lake Moultrie – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Submerged under Lake Moultrie, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Southampton (1)

  • 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.


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • Circa 1816 – House built (1)

    William Mazyck built his house in a spot so he could always view the property's large live oaks (1).

  • 1845 – Dr. Henry Ravenel purchased Indian Field. He also owned nearby Pooshee Plantation (1).

  • ? – Dr. Henry Ravenel left Indian Field to his daughter Mrs. Henrietta Porcher in his will (1).

  • ? – A. M. Barnes and Clarence Dillon purchased the plantation and it became part of the larger St. John's Hunting Club (1).

  • 1939 – Work began on the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project and the property was flooded.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – C William Mazyck (Cica 1816-?); Dr. Henry Ravenel (1845-?); Henrietta Ravenel Porcher (?); A. M. Barnes and Clarence Dillon (?)


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

  1. F. M. Kirk, Indian Field Plantation, Mazyck Family: Click here

  2. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
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