Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Moss Grove

Marker ID: SCHM 8-34
Location: Ranger Dr. (S.C. Hwy. 6) at Country Pond Ln., S of Cross, SC
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 33° 19.385    W 080° 9.739
  33.32308333    -80.16231666
Style: Free Standing **


John J. Cross (1810-1890) bought 500 acres here in 1844 and soon expanded Moss Grove into one of the most productive cotton plantations in antebellum Berkeley District. This house was built ca. 1880 for Cross´s son Adam (1844-1906), who farmed here and served as postmaster while also operating a store, cotton gin, grist mill, rice mill, saw mill, and turpentine still.

Erected by the Berkeley County Historical Society, 2002


The marker number should be 8-33