Oak Forest Plantation - Ashley River Dorchester County South Carolina SC

Oak Forest Plantation – Ashley River – Dorchester County

Basic Information

  • Location – East bank of Ashley River, Dorchester County

  • Comments – The plantation was divided in two. The northern half belonged to John S. Brisbane (1821), the southern half to Alexander Gillon (1824). In 1837 the plantation was rejoined under the ownership of Wade H. Schulz. After Schulz's death the plantation was divided in half again. The Oak Forest part belonged to Isaac M. Dwight-1844. The Mary Anne part to Thomas W. Farr The two reunited again and was owned by Josiah I. Perry and ever since has been known as Oak Forest.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Mary Anne

  • Current status – ?


  • 1741 – Earliest known date of existence

    Izard owned the property at this time and developed a grand garden (Trinkley and Hacker, p. 26).

  • ? – House built


  • Number of acres – 1,200

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – John S. Brisbane (1821), Isaac M. Dwight, Thomas W. Farr, Alexander Gillon (1824), Izard (1741), Josiah I. Perry, Wade H. Schulz, William H. Simmons (1813), Samuel Alexander Wright, Yeadon


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

  • A Context For the Study of Lowcountry Gardens - PDF - Michael Trinkley and Debi Hacker, 2007, for the Chicora Foundation.

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