Brite Savannah Plantation Hopkins Richland County
Special thanks to Margaret M. R. Eastman for bringing Brite Savannah Plantation to our attention.
- Location Dry Branch, Hopkins, Richland County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status ?
- 1769 Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 351)
William Weston established the plantation and grew indigo (1, p. 351).
- ? House built
The Westons built a house with two chimneys at Brite Savannah (1, p. 351).
- 1795 William Weston II inherited property from his father. He planted cotton instead of indigo (1, p. 351).
- 1830 William Weston II died leaving the plantation to his only living child, Dr. William Weston III (1, p. 351).
- 1840 The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad acquired the right-of-way to build a rail line across Brite Savannah. The construction removed so much dirt that the Westons moved to Grovewood Plantation abandoning the family cemetery and house at Brite Savannah (1, p. 351).
- Number of slaves ?
- There were no signs of the house by the mid-1900s (1, p. 351).
References & Resources
- Information contributed by Margaret M. R. Eastman, who discovered this information while researching her family, from:
Virginia Meynard, The History of Lower Richland County and Its Early Planters, (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 2010)