Belle Isle Plantation - Pineville Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Belle Isle Plantation – Pineville – Berkeley County



Belle Isle Plantation - Berkeley County, South Carolina
— General Frances Marion's Grave at Belle Isle Plantation © Tom Connor —

Basic Information

  • Location – Pineville, St. Stephen's Parish, Berkeley County

    1 General Frances Marion Avenue

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Belle Isle is the resting place of General Francis Marion who was buried in 1795. There was a large debate over moving the grave of Marion to Francis Marion College, but it was decided to leave the body at Belle Isle.

  • Other names – Black Out

  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

  • James W. Raybourne, Jr. shares the following information from the 1950s, "One of my fondest memories was discovering and being told about a long narrow depression in the earth between what had been the residence of Gen. Marion's brother Gabriel and the Santee Swamp to the north. The depression was what was left of the tunnel between Marion's brother's house and the swamp, through which Gen. Marion had escaped to avoid British capture in the 1700s (4).

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Cordes; Peter Couturier; Goudine; Dr. James Lynah; Gabriel Marion; Robert Marion; Phelps; Simons; Singleton; Taylor

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

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. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

  3. Marion Salley, The Writings of Marion Salley, The Writings of Marion Salley (Orangeburg, SC: Orangeburg County Historical Society, 1970)
     Order The Writings of Marion Salley

  4. Information contributed by James W. Raybourne, Jr.





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