Built in 1735 on the banks of Hampton Creek, a tributary of the Santee River. It is also one of the state’s best examples of a wood frame Georgian plantation house and on the National Historic registry.
Built of Black Cypress it is another of the buildings that has survived for centuries in a harsh environment because of the local wood used.
The area is marshland and known as the Santee Delta.
The plantation was created in one the most remote swamp / marsh areas I can think. Even today it’s not easy to find, we took a boat.
This was taken on our second attempt to get more photographs, this time we were allowed inside on the main floor (photos to be finished soon I hope).
As you would expect the line of historical figures and events, even way out here, are unbelievable.
Classic B&W photographs are always a favorite way for me to work historical sites, I had to do at least a few in the format.