Lawson's Pond Plantation Cross Berkeley County
— Lawson's Pond Plantation © Brandon Coffey —
- Location Cross, Berkeley County
Located off SC 6 about five miles north of Cross
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- 1818 Earliest known date of existence
- 1823 House built
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop Cotton
- Chronological list Charles Cordes Porcher (1818), Philip Porcher, Couturier (current)
- Number of slaves 110
- Elizabeth Simons, who grew up across the road at Loch Dhu Plantation and is a first cousin of the Couturier family says, "the carving at Lawson's Pond is the MOST beautiful and detailed carving I have ever seen."
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1976
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- Caption on map of plantations along the Santee River in Upper St. John's Parish, SC 1865
- Records held by the Berkeley County Historical Society
- J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley