Numertia Plantation - Eutawville Orangeburg County South Carolina SC

Numertia Plantation – Eutawville – Orangeburg County

Numertia Plantation 2008 - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Numertia Plantation © Brandon Coffey

Basic Information

  • Location – Eutawville, St. John's Berkeley Parish, Orangeburg County

  • Origin of name – Numertia's name comes from the Latin "numeral tertius" which means "the third"

  • Other spelling – Neumertia

  • Current status – Privately owned; working plantation growing wheat, corn, and soybeans

Rear of Numertia Plantation 2008 - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
— Rear of Numertia Plantation © Brandon Coffey


  • 1840 – Earliest known date of existence

  • Circa 1850-1851 – House built by Major Samuel Porcher for his grandson Richard Shackelford Porcher. The 1850 census lists Richard as 24 years old and a resident of his father, Thomas Porcher's, household (National Register, p. 1, 3).

  • 1851 – Major Porcher died and Richard became owner (National Register, p. 3).

  • 1856 – Christopher Gaillard, cousin of Richard Porcher, purchased the plantation (National Register, p. 3).

  • 1911 – William Snowden Gaillard, Christopher Gaillard's grandson, began working the plantation. In 1917, he started a dairy business on the plantation and became one of the largest milk producers in the state (National Register, p. 3).

  • 1982 – Gabrielle K. Gilliard, William's widow, was owner of record (National Register, p. 2).



  • Chronological list – Major Samuel Porcher (?-1851); Richard Shackelford Porcher (1851-1856); Christopher Gaillard (1856-?); William Snowden Gaillard (1911-?); Gabrielle K. Gilliard (1982)



  • The house is two-story of frame construction. Other historic buildings on the property include a carriage house, smoke house, and warehouse (National Register, p. 2).

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