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Object ID # MULBERRY.001
Title Mulberry Plantation (Moncks Corner, Berkeley County)
Object Type Documents
Scope & Content Significance: Besides possessing a considerable degree of architectural interest, Mulberry Plantation illustrates well a number of important facets of 18th-century American history. It was constructed in 1714 by Thomas Broughton, later a Royal Governor of South Carolina. Located on the frontier, the house was built over a cellar fort, with firing slits in the foundation walls. During the Yamassee War, 1715-16, Mulberry Plantation was a fortified stronghold to which a number of neighboring colonists fled for protection. During the latter days of the American Revolution, when British troops overran the surrounding countryside, the plantation served as headquarters for a cavalry unit.

Present Appearance: With its ricefields, dikes, and canals still in a good state of preservation, Mulberry is one of the most impressive of the river rice plantations that brought great wealth to the colony in the 18th century. Architecturally, the most distinctive features of the mansion are the four "flankers" that extend from the corners of the central section, with hipped roofs, bell-shaped turrets, and iron weather vanes. The house and grounds are in excellent condition. Major interior alterations were made in 1800 and some restoration in the early 20th century, but apparently few major structural changes have been made since the house was built. The two main ricefelds still exist, as well as the original dikes and rice canals. (Source: National Park Service website)

One file carton containing files of documents, research notes, photographs, maps, plans, and plats related to Mulberry Plantation. Includes documentation of the easement, requests for alterations, easement photos, etc. See Container List for file contents; see Photos catalog for certain images.
Subjects Mulberry Plantation (Berkeley County, S.C.)
Plantations--South Carolina--Berkeley County
Historic sites--South Carolina--Berkeley County
Search Terms Easement Property
Loutrel Briggs garden
Physical Description 1 lin. ft.
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