Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Silk Hope Plantation

Marker ID: SCHM 8-21
Location: SC 402 about 2.5 miles N of Huger
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 33° 6.847    W 079° 48.257
  33.11411666    -79.80428333
Style: Free Standing **


Home and burial place of Sir Nathaniel 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.