Brite Savannah Plantation - Hopkins Richland County South Carolina SC

Brite Savannah Plantation – Hopkins – Richland County

Special thanks to Margaret M. R. Eastman for bringing Brite Savannah Plantation to our attention.

Basic Information

  • 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 acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Indigo at the plantation's founding then cotton (1, p. 351).


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • There were no signs of the house by the mid-1900s (1, p. 351).

References & Resources

  1. 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)

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