White Hall Plantation - Lake Moultrie Berkeley County South Carolina SC

White Hall Plantation – Lake Moultrie – Berkeley County

Basic Information

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

    Plantation lands were originally located near present-day Pinopolis.

  • 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.


  • 1774 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1824 – House built by Thomas Porcher

  • 1854 – A wing with a bow window and a piazza with square columns was added to the house by Dr. Charles Lucas.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Dixon; Gaillard; Heyward; Lawrence; Lucas; Thomas Porcher; Ravenel; Lewis Simons; Blake Leay White


  • Number of slaves – 8


References & Resources

  1. White Hall Plantation, White and Porcher Families: Click here

  2. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  3. Margaret F. Kemp, Colleton County, South Carolina: A Pictorial History (Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1994)

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

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

  6. Norman S. Walsh, Plantations, Pineland Villages, Pinopolis and Its People (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company Publishers, 2007)
     Order Plantations, Pineland Villages, Pinopolis and Its People

  7. Waterman Report of 1939

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