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Loch Dhu Plantation — Cross, South Carolina

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A venerable oak limb frames the house at Loch Dhu Plantation, located on the shores of Lake Marion near the town of Cross. A portion of the original property was submerged when Lake Marion was created by Santee Cooper in the early 1940s.

Loch Dhu Plantation

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To learn more about the history of Lake Marion, including information about the homes, plantations, schools, churches, and cemeteries that were lost during its creation, please see our guide to Lake Marion history.

Special thanks to Barry Gooch of Charleston for sharing this rare glimpse of Loch Dhu with the South Carolina Picture Project. Mr. Gooch took the photo in February 2008.

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2 Comments about Loch Dhu Plantation

Cheri CoxNo Gravatar says:
April 8th, 2013 at 11:21 am

Alphabetical list of owners from

Couturies (?)
Francis Kinloch Simons, III (?-present)
Henry Berkeley Kirk (?-1927)
Philip C. Kirk (?)
Robert James Kirk (?)
William Kirk (1749-?)
Porcher (?)
Sidney; Francis Kinloch Simons (1937-?)

No mention of a Sander family, Susan!

susanNo Gravatar says:
January 28th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Please provide the history behind this plantation. Was it ever owned by the sander family? Thank you.


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