Plumfield Plantation - Society Hill Darlington County South Carolina SC

Plumfield Plantation – Society Hill – Darlington County

Basic Information


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1741 – On December 10, Thomas Evans received a land grant for 250 acres (1).

  • Early 1800s – Gov. David Rogerson Williams was owner (3).

    Williams constructed a levee system to keep flood waters out of his cotton fields (3).

  • 1830 – Williams passed away.

  • ? – Campbell Coxe became owner and grows rice on the plantation as Carolina Plantation Rice (2).


  • Number of acres – 250 in 1741 (1); approximately 20,000 in 1995 (3)

  • Primary crop – Cotton historically and rice currently


  • Chronological list – Thomas Evans (1741-?); Gov. David Rogerson Williams (early 1800s-1830); Campbell Coxe (?-present, 2012)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Pat Patterson as found in the South Carolina Department of Archives & History database.

  2. Carolina Plantation Rice: Rice History

  3. Discover, South Carolina Gold Rush: The Resurgence of the State's Rice Culture - source no longer available online

Contact Information

  • Carolina Plantation Rice
    PO Box 505
    Darlington, SC 29532

    Telephone: 877-742-3496
    Website: Click here

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