Mary's Island Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Mary's Island Plantation – Green Pond – Colleton County

Mary's Island Plantation; Donnelley Wildlife Management Area 2014 - Colleton County, South Carolina
— Donnelly Wildlife Management Area © Brandon Coffey, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Chehaw River, St. Bartholomew's Parish, Green Pond, Colleton County

    585 Donnelley Drive

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Owned by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and managed as the Donnelly Wildlife Management Area

Mary's Island Plantation; Boynton House 2015 - Colleton County, South Carolina
— Boynton House © Brandon Coffey, 2015 —
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  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Dr. John A. Warren owned the plantation (1).

  • Early 1900s – The Boynton family raised cattle on a portion of the plantation. They constructed a Victorian-style farmhouse. The Boynton House was still standing in 2016 but has been exposed to the elements for years and in poor condition (2).

  • 1990 – Ducks Unlimited and other contributing partners purchased the property which was called Mary's Island Reserved at the time (2).

  • 2005 – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources became owners and renamed the 8,048 acre refuge the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area (2).

Mary's Island Plantation; Rice Trunk 2014 - Colleton County, South Carolina
— Mary's Island Rice Trunk © Brandon Coffey, 2014 —
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  • Number of acres – 8,048 in 2016 (2)

  • Primary crop – Rice (2)


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

  2. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area

Contact Information

  • Donnelley WMA
    585 Donnelley Drive
    Green Pond, SC 29446

    Website: Click here

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