Cook's Mountain Plantation - Richland County South Carolina SC

Cook's Mountain Plantation – Richland County

Basic Information

  • Location – Wateree River, Lower Richland County

    17 miles east of Columbia

  • Origin of name – Named for owner, cartographer James Cook (2)

  • Other names – Bohemian Manor

  • Current status – Owned by Haile Gold Mine


  • 1770 – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Cartographer James Cook owned Cook's Mountain. In 1773, he drew A Map of the Province of South Carolina (2).

  • 2013 – Canadian mining company Haile Gold Mine purchased the property for $3,795,000. It is speculated that the company may give the property to the state if Haile Gold Mine is able to obtain the permits to mine a site in Lancaster County (2).


  • Number of acres – 1,131 in 2013 (2)

    The property is under a conservation easement with Ducks Unlimited (3).

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – James Cook (?); Murray (?); Haile Gold Mine (2013-present, 2014)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • There is a log house on the property that was constructed in 1988, a guest house, equipment shed and office (3).

References & Resources

  1. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  2. Canadian Mining Company Buys Cook's Mountain for $3.8M (Columbia, SC: Columbia Regional Business Report, January 8, 2014)

  3. Cook's Mountain Real Estate Listing - Plantation Services

Contact Information

  • Haile Gold Mine
    7283 Haile Gold Mine Road
    Kershaw, SC 29067

    Telephone: 803-475-1220
    Website: Click here

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