Lower Richland | Palmetto Places

Walk through the gardens at Wavering Place, a nursery specializing in plants indigenous to South Carolina. Explore the mysteries of Congaree Swamp, the last significant stand of old-growth river-bottom, hardwood forest. Tour magnificent Kensington Mansion, an Italian Renaissance masterpiece.

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Lower Richland, Part 1
Episode 1


In this first segment, Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Lower Richland, South Carolina. The vast swampland, which originally stretched across much of the Southeastern United States, was...
Lower Richland, Part 2
Episode 2


Wavering Place, originally known as “Magnolia,” is a Greek revival style home, built by David Thomas Hopkins for his widow, in 1854. The property is home to many revered trees and plants. The property...
Lower Richland, Part 3
Episode 3


One of Lower Richland’s most treasured antebellum homes is Kensington Place, a house located between the Wateree and Congaree rivers. Today, the home is owned by the Union Camp Corporation. Susan...