Boynton House, Mary's Island Plantation - click to enlarge

Boynton House, Mary’s Island Plantation

I have been wanting to photograph this house since I first found it. Out with some other photographers, we were caught in a storm right here (click to view) . This is not the best place to ride out a storm.

Boynton House, Mary's Island Plantation - click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary’s Island Plantation – click to enlarge

The Boynton family raised cattle on the old plantation lands. This house was built in the early 1900’s. That’s an important fact considering where this is. Over 8,000+ acres of marsh and swamp lands surround the house .

Boynton House, Mary's Island Plantation - click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary’s Island Plantation – click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary's Island Plantation - click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary’s Island Plantation – click to enlarge

Mary’s Island Plantation is now Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, owned and run by SC Department of Natural Resources.

Boynton House, Mary's Island Plantation - click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary’s Island Plantation – click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary's Island Plantation - click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary’s Island Plantation – click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary's Island Plantation - click to enlarge
Boynton House, Mary’s Island Plantation – click to enlarge

Even today this would be an incredibly hard place to live so I can’t imagine what the early 1900’s would have been like. Besides the current snakes, alligators, coyotes, bugs, and boars… wolves and panthers were still here.

 

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