City Directories and History: “In the late 1890’s the original Good Hope properties were purchased from the heirs of the Heyward families. The 19,000-acre plantation covers the Honey Hill battle site, Thomas Heyward’s tomb and White Hall Plantation ruins. The hunting lodge at Good Hope is composed of five log buildings constructed during the early twentieth century. Windows in the gable roofed building are six over six (6/6) lights.
Herbert L. Pratt of New York bought Good Hope in 1910. It is now owned by his heirs.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
Good Hope Camp and hunting lodge is situated about five miles from Ridgeland, and is owned by the heirs of one of the executives of Standard Oil of New York. Its 19,000 acres include part of the Honey Hill battle site and the burial grounds of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence. The lodge is made up of five buildings of log cabin construction. All of the rooms are paneled in pine from Michigan, and the fireplace is about six feet wide. The children and grandchildren of the late Herbert L. Pratt come down each year to hunt quail, duck, doves, and turkeys. The Chase family of New York has become part owner of the club.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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