Carolina’s Lost Communities

Session 3 – Resources for “Sunken Plantations and Eutaw Springs” (Scott Withrow presentation)


Bates, Susan Baldwin and Harriot Cheves Leland.  French Santee:  A Huguenot Settlement in Colonial South Carolina.  Baltimore, Maryland:  Otter Bay Books, 1915.

Bostick, Douglas W.  Sunken Plantations:  The Santee Cooper Project.  Charleston, South Carolina:  The History Press, 2008.

Edelson, S. Max.  Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina.  Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Harvard University Press, 2006.  

Edgar, Walter.   History of Santee Cooper, 1934-1984.  Columbia:  R. L. Bryan Company, 1984.  

LeClercq, Anne Sinkler Whaley.   Between North and South:  The Letters of Emily Wharton Sinkler, 1842-1865.  Columbia:  University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Lossing, Benson John.  “Eutaw Springs.”  Harper’s Encyclopedia Of United States history from 458 A. D. to 1912, Volume 3.  New York:  Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1915.  A portion is available online at Google Books.  

Savage, Henry, Jr.   River of the Carolinas:  The Santee.  New York:  Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1956 (Rivers of America series)

Waterman, Thomas T.  A Survey of the Early Buildings in the Region of the Proposed Santee and Pinopolis Reservoirs in South Carolina. United States Department of Interior, National Park Service, Historic American Buildings Survey, 1939.  Available from the Library of Congress


“Belle Isle Plantation, 1927.”  The South Carolina Picture Project.  Photo taken by Audrey Keller Mann, 1927.   Private collection of Elizabeth F. Carroll.  Permission required for use.   

“Gallery:  Santee Cooper Relocation Project (Photos by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration).”  International African-American Museum, Center for History 

Eutaw Springs Plantation, Orangeburg County, South Carolina.   Thomas T. Waterman Photo, June 1939.  Library of Congress (unrestricted use) 

Pond Bluff Plantation 1934.  Charleston Museum Archives.   Accessed via South Carolina Plantations   

The Ghost Towns of the Santee Cooper - Tom Taylor

The Ghost Towns of Lake Marion (from RandomConnections)

The Ghost Towns of Calhoun County

A Bridge to Nowhere - video about a proposed bridge over Lake Marion.