Sometimes, a piece of property comes on the market that is so special and rich with history that it is worth knowing about.
Ramsey Grove Plantation, near Georgetown, South Carolina, is being offered for sale for the first time in over 100 years.
The plantation was established in 1731 by a 500-acre land grant from King George II. The 2,689-acre property is noted for its planted rice fields for duck and waterfowl and was named after the huge grove of live oaks located along the Black River. It has been owned and operated by SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas, since 1963 as a retreat venue and hunting operation.
As part of a 2018 class-action lawsuit settlement from a failed expansion of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Power Station in Fairfield County, SCANA is required to sell the plantation.
What’s on the plantation grounds?
Within the plantation is a 12-bedroom main lodge with a commercial kitchen, a lake, a boathouse and dock and water frontage along the Black River and Six Mile Creek.
Other structures include a modern manager’s house, old caretaker’s house, plantation office, guide’s bunkhouse and a small but state of the art IT-enabled conference center for business functions.
An abundant turkey population has been cared for by Mark Prudhomme, longtime plantation manager and five-time World Turkey Call Champion.
This type of unique property rarely comes on the market, says Tom Anderson with Plantation Services, the company marketing the property. So far, interest has been robust.
Asking price? $11.9 million. The established timber has been valued at more than $3.6 million alone.
For more information, visit www.plantationservicesinc.com.