Former Site of Howe Hall Plantation
Robert Howe established an inland rice plantation after moving to S.C. in 1683. Howe Plantation was later owned by several prominent lowcountry families. James Vidal owned the home prior to the Civil War. During Reconstruction Vidal sold parcels to African American societies and to individual freedman. This area became an African American community made up of small family farms in the 1870s. Today, the site is now home to Howe Hall Elementary School.
KEYWORDS: RICE PLANTATION, GOOSE CREEK, BERKELEY COUNTY