Red Bluff Plantation - New River Jasper County South Carolina SC

Red Bluff Plantation – New River – Jasper County

Basic Information

  • Location – New River, Jasper County

    545 Glasgow Landing Road

  • Comments – Old breastworks built as Confederate fortifications can still be seen today. They extend three miles inland (1).

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Operated as a retreat, wedding venue, and hunt lodge (2)


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • Prior to 1860 – Whitehead family owned the plantation and grew rice (1).

  • Circa 1924 – A house on the property was destroyed by fire (3, p. 158).

  • 1930 – J. Byron Glover owned Red Bluff (3, p. 158).

  • 1937 – Elbridge C. Gale purchased Red Bluff Plantation and built a house. He operated the plantation as a egg and poultry farm (1).

  • 1981 – A reproduction house in the tradition plantation style was built (2).

  • 2011 – American Timberlands Fund II, LP acquired the property (4).


  • Number of acres – Approximately 2,500 in 1930; 6,400 in 2013 (2 and 3, p. 158)

  • Primary crop – Rice (1)


  • Alphabetical list – American Timberlands Fund II, LP (2011-?); Corners (?); Elbridge C. Gale (1937-?); J. Byron Glover (1930); Wilson (?); Whitehead (?)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • The 1981 built house is 7,200 square feet. There is also a modern guest cottage (2).

References & Resources

  1. Jasper County Plantations - Click here

  2. Red Bluff Plantation - Click here

  3. Robert B. Cuthbert and Stephen G. Hoffius, editors, Northern Money, Southern Land: The Lowcountry Plantation Sketches of Chlotilde R. Martin (Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009)

  4. Case study by American Timberlands

Contact Information
  • Red Bluff Plantation
    545 Glasgow Landing Road
    Hardeeville, SC 29927

    Telephone: 803-748-1312
    Website: Click here

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