Black Branch Plantation - Lake Marion Orangeburg County South Carolina SC

Black Branch Plantation – Lake Marion – Orangeburg County

Basic Information

  • Location – Submerged under Lake Marion, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Orangeburg County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Richardsons

  • Current status – In 1939, work began on the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project. This project displaced many families and communities, and many historic homes were lost as the area was flooded.


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Black Branch became part of Pond Bluff plantation owned by Francis Marion's widow.

  • ? – Black Branch was left to Mrs. Marion's grand niece, Mary, the daughter of Richard Singleton of Sumter.

  • ? – Black Branch was sold by Richard Singleton to J.B. Richardson.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – Mrs. Francis Marion; Mary Singleton; Richard Singleton; J.B. Richardson


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Frederick A. Porcher, Richardsons - brief summary of the owners

  2. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

  3. 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

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