Bluff-Wayne Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Bluff-Wayne Plantation – Edisto River – Colleton County

Basic Information

  • Location – Edisto River, St. Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton County

    Off Combahee Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Bluff, Wayne, Pon Pon

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

    There is no evidence of a residence at Bluff.

  • ? – William Elliott owned Bluff Plantation (1, p. 575)

  • ? – Ann Elliott Morris inherited the plantation from her parents. Her father, William Elliott, died in 1766 (1, p. 575)

  • 1850 – A public auction was held to sell property owned by Ann Elliott Morris (1, p. 575)

  • 1887 – Adele Allston VanderHorst sold the Bluff to Julia and Herman Bischoff.

  • 1918 – The Bischoff family sold the plantation to Pon Pon Realty Company.

  • 1929 – Pon Pon Realty Company sold to Donald Dodge. This purchase included three plantations (Bluff Plantation, Ashe Plantation and Village Plantation). He named his property Pon Pon.

  • ? – The Dodge family sold the combined three plantations to George Dean Johnson.

  • 2014 – George Dean Johnson still owned Pon Pon Plantation. In this same year, Johnson'c company purchased neighboring Hope Plantation for $15 million from Ted Turner (2).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Number of slaves – ?

    We are actively seeking information on the slaves who lived and worked at this plantation. If you find a resource that might help, please fill out this form. Thank you.

References & Resources

  1. Suzanne Cameron Linder, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860 (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1995)
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860

  2. Jason Ryan, So You Want to Own a S.C. Plantation? (Columbia, SC: The State, July 12, 2014)

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