Connor Station Plantation - Orangeburg County South Carolina SC

Connor Station Plantation – Orangeburg County

Connor Station Plantation 1860s - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Connor Station Plantation, 1860s © Contributed by Glen Gardner —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
Frederick and Martha Jane Rebecca Mims Connor are in the middle;
Henry Dollason, the plantation's blacksmith, is seated at the left;
Jacob "Buddie" Sylvanus Connor, Fred and Martha's youngest son,
is next to the horse/mule (4)

Basic Information

  • Location – Orangeburg County

    The plantation was originally in Berkeley County, but in 1908 the county lines were redrawn and the plantation became part of Orangeburg County.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1848 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1848 – House built by Frederick Connor

  • 1880s – Eutawville Railroad Company built a line through the area. The railroad stopped at Connor's depot three times a day to pick up lumber, bricks, mail and passengers. There was also a post office for the 250 population settlement around the house.

  • 1982 – The plantation house was lost to fire in May (2) (3).

  • 2016 – Glen Gardner along with several family members own Connor Station (3).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Rice

  • The Connor family silver and three Yankee soldiers are buried on the grounds.


  • Number of slaves – 28 in 1860 (4)


  • The buildings on the land were the cotton gin, brick kiln, saw mill and turpentine distillery.

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  2. Information contributed by Julia Lowery.

  3. Information contributed by Glen Gardner.

  4. Information contributed by Connor descendant Martha Rose Brown.

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