Culler Plantation - Limestone Orangeburg County South Carolina SC

Culler Plantation – Limestone – Orangeburg County

Culler Plantation 2005 - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Culler Plantation © Tyler Melnick, 2005 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Limestone, Edisto River, Orangeburg County

    5523 North Road / US Highway 178

  • Origin of name – Named for founder Jacob Culler

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Jacob Culler acquired the property.

  • 1805 – House built

    Jacob Culler constructed a two-story frame house with lumber harvested from the property. He also constructed a kitchen building set back a distance from the house. Over the years, additions were made to the house to accommodate the growing Culler family. Jacob had 16 children by three different wives (1).

  • 1858 – Jacob Culler died (1).

  • 1865 – Sherman's troops ransacked the plantation but didn't burn the house (1).

  • Early 1930s – The house was upgraded with modern conveniences (1).


  • Number of acres – 7,000 under Jacob Culler's ownership (1)

  • Primary crop – Cotton, indigo, rice, gin (1)

  • There is an Antebellum era graveyard to the side of the house (2).


  • Number of slaves – 2 in 1790 (1)

References & Resources

  1. James Culler Genealogy - scroll down to Generation No. 4

  2. Information contributed by Tyler Melnick.

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