Plantations, Comingtee

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Plantations, Comingtee
1900, 1909
5" X 7" image of a large moss-draped oak tree in a field near a split rail fence. From list found with the glass negatives: '18 Coming Tee Robintation Tree -- a Ghost Tree.' Excerpt from Institute for Southern Studies, Vol.12. Winter 1965: "While on Comingtee names, there is the usual Ball ghost here, this one with the unusual name of the "Robintation Tree." It is a tree which the Negroes claim to be haunted and upon which they bestowed the name, but why "Robintation" no one seems to know. A picture of this tree appears in the illustrated article on Comingtee by Mrs. White and Mrs. Rose." An additional part of the legend is that there is an Indian chief buried at the foot of the tree. As long as the tree remains untouched, no serious harm would befall whoever lived on the property.
Charleston Museum Plantation Photographs
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Personal or Corporate Subject:
South Carolina. Dept. of Natural Resources
Topical Subject:
Plantations -- South Carolina, Trees, Spanish moss, Fences, Haunted places
Geographic Subject:
Low Country, Berkeley County (S.C.), Comingtee Plantation (S.C.)
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources currently provides public access to the ruins of the house and nearby rice mill.
Shelving Locator:
MK 1755
S.C. County:
Berkeley County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
800 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2011, The Charleston Museum Archives. All rights reserved. For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.