Thorogood Plantation / Mount Holly Plantation

Thorogood Plantation / Mount Holly Plantation (HMI7L)

Location: Goose Creek, SC 29445 Berkeley County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 2.325', W 80° 2.098'

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Thorogood Plantation
In 1682 the Lords Proprietors granted 3,000 acres here, on a branch of the Back River, to Joseph Thorogood (d. 1684). Though Thorogood only owned the plantation two years and his widow Jane sold it after his death, it was called "Thorogood" for most of the 19th century. By the 1720s Andrew Allen owned Thorogood, established a profitable rice plantation here, and was also engaged in the local fur trade.

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Mount Holly Plantation
Thorogood passed to John Deas (d. 1788) and his son John, Jr. (1761-1790). It, Mount Holly, and Cyprus plantations remained in the Deas family until 1824. Subdivided after the Civil War, this area was the core of an African American farming community. H. Smith Richardson bought it as a hunting plantation in 1937, renaming it Mount Holly. Mt. Holly Aluminum has produced aluminum as its plant here since 1980.
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HM NumberHMI7L
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Marker Number8-49
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMt. Holly Aluminum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590111 N 3655996
Decimal Degrees33.03875000, -80.03496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.325', W 80° 2.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 19.50" N, 80° 2' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 N Goose Creek Blvd, Goose Creek SC 29445, US
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