Poor Hope Plantation - Gaston Lexington County South Carolina SC

Poor Hope Plantation – Gaston – Lexington County

Basic Information

  • Location – Congaree Creek, Gaston, Lexington County

  • Origin of name – Most likely named by an owner who had limited "hope" (2, VIII:18)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • Circa late 1700s – Abraham Geiger acquired grants for 2,030 acres on the Congaree Creek. Geiger developed several plantations with Poor Hope Plantation being the largest (4, p. 287).

  • 1841 – Abraham Geiger passed away at his Poor Hope Plantation (3).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – Abraham Geiger owned 94 slaves in 1830 that worked his various plantations (4, p. 287)

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Ethel M. Boozer, whose ancestor had been a slave at Poor Hope and given freedom and land, from the February 1972 edition of Fate Magazine.

  2. 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

  3. Hanke-Pierson Family - Ancestry.com

  4. Daniel Marchant Culler, Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, 1995)
     Order Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: History and Records

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