White Hall Plantation Grahamville Jasper County
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- Location Euhaw Creek, Grahamville, St. Luke's Parish, Jasper County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Now part of Good Hope
- Special note There is another White Hall Plantation in nearby Colleton County. Both White Hall plantations were owned by the Heyward family. At one time, Heyward brothers owned the plantations and then cousins as the plantations were willed to their sons.
- 1750 Earliest known date of existence
- 1771-1776 House built (1, p. 5)
Daniel Heyward Sr or Jr. constructed the house at White Hall (1, p. 15)
- 1778 Daniel Heyward Jr. passed away and owned White Hall at the time of his death. His wife Margaret continued to live at the plantation after her husband's death (1, p. 15)
- 1779 The house was damaged by a fire set by the Tories during the Revolutionary War (3, p. 171).
- ? Daniel and Margaret's son, Thomas Heyward Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, became owner (1, p. 15).
- 1786-1791 The house was enlarged by Thomas Jr. and his second wife Elizabeth Savage (1, p. 5, 15 and 3, p.173)
- 1809 Thomas Heyward Jr. passed away. His son, Captain Thomas Heyward, inherited White Hall (1, pp. 7, 16).
- 1829 Captain Heyward died and it appears White Hall was held in trust for a minor child (1, pp. 7, 16).
- ? White Hall remained in the Heyward family until General John Howard bought it from Thomas Savage Heyward (3, p.173).
- 1885 The house was severely damaged by a fire. Howard owned the property at this time (3, p.174).
- 1909 Howard deeded the property to Harry B. Hollis (1, p. 18).
- 1910 Herbert L. Pratt purchased White Hall and consolidated it into Good Hope Plantation (1, p. 18).
- Number of slaves 33 in 1782 (1, p. 15)
- Only ruins of the original plantation house, constructed of brick and tabby, remain (1, p. 5).
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1975
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
– Online Catalog
- 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)