The plantation is one of the oldest in the south, dating back to 1676. One hundred years before the Revolutionary War, I find that old.
In 1840 the back gardens were built, first photographed by Mathew Brady (famed Civil War photographer), and John James Audubon studied the swamp here known for Egrets (the same swamp this site photographs).
The ‘White Bridge’ has been the location for thousands, at least, marriages and proposals.
Two years ago a huge Live Oak fell and destroyed the 200+ year old timber on the bridge. The family owners rebuilt the bridge exactly as the original even finding 300 year old under water Cypress just as the original had.
A model of this pond and bridge are at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
I haven’t been over or near the bridge since March so I had to take another shot.