Old House Plantation - Jasper County South Carolina SC

Old House Plantation – Grahamville – Jasper County



Old House Plantation Gate 2013 - Jasper County, South Carolina
— Gate of Old House Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2013 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – West shore of the Broad River, Grahamville, Jasper County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Plantation's cemetery is open to the public (4)

Old House Plantation Sign 2013 - Jasper County, South Carolina
— Old House Plantation Sign © Gazie Nagle, 2013 —
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Timeline

  • Circa 1740 – Earliest known date of existence

    Founded by Colonel Daniel Heyward when he received a King's Grant for 500 acres (2, p. 178 and 4).

    Heyward built a tidal rice mill, textile factory, and ran an import/export business at Old House Plantation (4).

  • ? – House built

  • 1777 – Heyward died (2, p. 178)

  • ? – James Bolan owned the plantation. He gave Old House Plantation to his daughter when she married Mr. Heyward (3).

    Bolan also owned Bolan Hall Plantation (3).

  • Circa 1865 – The plantation was ravished by fire (4)

Land

  • Number of acres – 500 1740; 16,000 (4)

  • Primary crop – Rice (2, p. 178)

  • Colonel Daniel Heyward's son, Thomas, and family are buried in the cemetery at Old House Plantation (4).
Old House Plantation Cemetery 2013 - Jasper County, South Carolina
— Cemetery at Old House Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2013 —
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Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. News & Courier Newspaper (predecessor to the Charleston Post & Courier) February 26, 1933 issue reprint of Free South April 4, 1863 listing of St. Helena Island plantation sales prior to the Civil War

  2. Lawrence S. Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr. The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: Volume 1, 1514-1861 (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1996)
     Order The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: Volume 1, 1514-1861

  3. Information contributed by Iralyn Snyder.

  4. Information contributed by Gazie Nagle.

  5. Preliminary Archaeological and Historical Investigations at Old House Plantation, Jasper County, South Carolina - PDF




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