Huger in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Silk Hope Plantation
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huger.
Regarding Silk Hope Plantation. 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 •
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