Mount Hope Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Mount Hope Plantation – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Santee River, now submerged under Lake Marion, 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.


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • Early 1800s – Dr. Samuel Dwight owned Mount Hope Plantation (3, p. 221).


  • Number of acres – 453 (5)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – John Beels; Dr. Samuel Dwight (1810); Elliott; Thomas Gillard; Thomas Gourdin; John Hardwick; William McDonald; Stanley Thomas (3, p. 221) (5)


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  2. Caption on map of plantations along the Santee River in Upper St. John's Parish, SC 1865

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

  4. Albert Sidney Thomas, Thomas Family, South Carolina (Self published 1964)

  5. Information contributed by John McKenzie from SC Department of Archives and History from Series: L10005 Reel: 0010 Plat: 05504.

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