Hywassee Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Hywassee Plantation – Hope Creek – Colleton County

Basic Information

  • Location – Hope Creek (a branch of the South Edisto River), St. Bartholomew's Parish, ACE Basin, Colleton County

    Located south of Jacksonboro and east of Hope Plantation Lane

  • Origin of name – Of Native American derivation

  • Other names – High Wassie, Rice Hope, Rotterdam

  • Current status – Part of Hope Plantation


  • 1758 – Earliest known date of existence.

    Belonged to Joseph Ashe

  • 1783 – Willed to Sanders Glover who sold it to his brother, Joseph Glover

  • 1792 – Acquired by Robert Lindsey who willed it to his son, James Lindsey

  • 1811 – Lindsey sold property to John S. Ashe

  • 1825 – Ashe willed property to his son, John Algernon Sidney Ashe

  • 1872 – Property bought by Henry Bischoff. Bischoff also purchased the neighboring properties of Baynard Plantation and Hope Plantation. He combined all the properties into one which he then called Rice Hope Plantation (1, p. 255).


  • Number of acres – 1,274 in 1758

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Alphabetical list – John Algernon Sidney Ashe (1825-?); John S. Ashe (1811-1825); Joseph Ashe (1758); Henry Bischoff (1872-?); Joseph Glover (1783-?); Sanders Glover (1783); Knox; James Lindsey (1792-1811); Robert Lindsey (1792); Marshall


  • Number of slaves – 47 in 1783


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), pp. 277-280.
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860

  2. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  3. Lucius G. Fishburne, Plantation Notes, St. Bartholomew's Parish, 1960, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

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