Rotterdam Plantation Colleton County
- 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
- 1760 Earliest known date of existence
Portion of royal grant to Daniel Heyward
- No house built The plantation consisted of working fields only. James Barnwell Heyward made his home at Hamburg Plantation.
- 1909 The property became part of the Combahee Corporation.
- 1956 Northrup R. Knox purchased Hope Plantation. At the time of purchase, properties included in the tract were Rotterdam Plantation, Ashe Plantation, Buzzard Island, Cattell Island, Newton Plantation, Old Hope Planation, Pringle Field Plantation, and West Bank Plantation plus the previously-combined properties of Baynard Plantation and Hywassee Plantation (1, p. 256).
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Sankofa's Plantation Data Collection