Rotterdam Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Rotterdam Plantation – Colleton County

Basic Information

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

    Junction of Cuckolds Creek and Combahee River

  • Origin of name – Nathaniel Heyward gave Dutch names to several of his plantations after visiting Holland.

  • Other names – Hope

  • Current status – Part of Hope Plantation



  • Number of acres – 710

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Alphabetical list – Combahee Corporation (1909); Daniel Heyward (1760); James Barnwell Heyward; Nathaniel Heyward; Thomas Heyward; Northrup R. Knox (1956)


  • Number of slaves – 137


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. 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. Sankofa's Plantation Data Collection

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