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Huger in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Silk Hope Plantation

 
 
Silk Hope Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Silk Hope Plantation Marker
Inscription. Home and burial place of Sir Nathanial Johnson, born in the County of Durham, England, in 1644. Knighted in 1680, was a member of Parliament, and Governor of Leeward Islands. He came to South Carolina in 1683 and settled at Silk Hope, from here he sent, in 1699, samples of silk to England. He was Governor of South Carolina from 1702 to 1709. Lord Cornwallis had his headquarters here for several months during the American Revolution. (Marker Number 8-21.)
 
Location. 33° 6.847′ N, 79° 48.257′ W. Marker is in Huger, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on State Highway 402 near Silk Hope Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huger SC 29450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quenby Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Quinby Bridge & Shubrick’s Plantation: The Disastrous “Raid of the Dog Days” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pompion Hill Chapel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brabant Plantation (approx. 7.1 miles away); Strawberry Chapel (approx. 7.6 miles away); Mepkin Plantation (approx. 8.1 miles away); Francis Marion (approx. 9.6 miles away); Wadboo Barony: Francis Marion’s Last Headquarters (approx. 10.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huger.
 
Regarding Silk Hope Plantation.
Silk Hope Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
2. Silk Hope Plantation Marker
Sir Nathaniel Johnson, governor of South Carolina. died in 1713. He had been in the British army, served as a member of parliament, and between 1686 and 1689 was governor of Treves, St. Christopher, Montserrat, and Antigua. In 1703-09 he was governor of South Carolina, and during the French attack on that colony in 1706 defeated the enemy, with the loss of their commander and 300 men. Sir Nathaniel introduced silk-culture into the province in 1703, and is said to have been the pioneer of that industry there. (Edited Appletons Encyclopedia)
 
Also see . . .
1. Silk Hope Plantation – Huger – Berkeley County. (Submitted on October 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Carolina Governors. Sir Nathaniel Johnson (Submitted on October 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Silk Hope Plantation Marker looking north along State Road 402 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
3. Silk Hope Plantation Marker looking north along State Road 402
Silk Hope Plantation Marker, looking south along State Road 402 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
4. Silk Hope Plantation Marker, looking south along State Road 402
Silk Hope Plantation Driveway and gate. Private property image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2009
5. Silk Hope Plantation Driveway and gate. Private property
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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