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820 Norway Rd. Orangeburg, SC 29115
Bolentown Fire Dept – 2310 Norway Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115
11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 26, 2019
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 24, 2019
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Earnest Money Deposit Of 10% Of The Total Purchase Price Due Within 48 Hours Of Auction
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Successful bidders not executing and returning their contract immediately following the auction and wiring the earnest money deposit in the time frame stated, will be considered in default. Purchaser is responsible for all wire transfers, instructions will be sent.
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To Settle the Estate of William Samuel Lee III
200± acres offered in 3 parcels.Parcel 1: 110.68± acres*3,798± feet paved road frontage on Norway Road*6,800± sf original plantation house with original pine flooring and tongue and groove framed pine. This historical estate home could be beautifully restored.*Large pond known as Lee’s Pond with a permitted Dam*2 Artesian Wells*Mature natural Pines and hardwood trees and abundant wildlife*Timber Cruise was conducted, see property information package*Good hunting, timber investment, bed & breakfast, corporate retreat, potential solar fieldParcel 2: 50± acres*1,685± feet paved road frontage on Norway Road*Mature natural pines and hardwood trees* Power line easement runs through*Good hunting or timber investment*Timber Cruise was conducted, see property information packageParcel 3: 40± acres*1,974± feet paved road frontage on Norway Road*Mature natural pines and hardwood trees*Good hunting or timber investment*Timber Cruise was conducted, see property information package*Parcel 1 & 2: The final purchase price and acreage will be determined by a boundary survey, ordered by the Seller, the cost of which will be split 50/50 between the Seller and Buyer. All measurements are approximate and not necessarily to scaleHISTORY OF LEE SETTLEMENT
The 6800± SF main plantation house was built in the 20’s. The place was advertised as Pine Forest Lake, as seen on the copy of the penny postcard (located in pictures) which was mailed out to advertise the band attending and other social events. There was a white covered sand beach all around the pond.
Pine Forest Lake, also known affectionately as Lee’s Pond was the place to go for social events on the weekends. The mayor, sheriff, and judges attended and participated in these events. The scuppernong winery was active, even though it was during prohibition time. There was a large outside Pavilion which provided shelter and picnic tables and benches for the Potluck meals held after church.
The original home, once the site of the largest ballroom in the state, 3400± SF on the second floor, hosted all of the well-known dance bands of the era including Arkansas-born trombonist Blue Steele, the band leader billed as the “King of Rhythm” and his Victor Recording Orchestra. This band played a bouncy combination of hot jazz and western swing from 1927 to 1930.
Family reunions, church socials, barbecues, and a scuppernong winery made this a very popular place. There were boat races, fishing, and swimming in the lake. There were 2 parlors set aside in the main house for playing card games. After sun down the attendees would go up on the second floor for refreshments, dancing, and music, and there are stories of the Tuskegee Airmen attending events at this property.
Cotton, corn, sugarcane, grapes and pecans, and livestock were the mainstay in the old days and thrived due to the high-quality artesian wells on the plantation.
Family history has it that Sherman camped here on his march to the sea, from Atlanta to Charleston.
This estate property has 2 artesian wells and springs, as well as running streams which never run dry. There is water on both sides of Norway Road and the property has water rights to the owners.
This estate grew its scuppernong grapes for making a delicious dinner wine, a 19th century tradition in the South. In a natural setting, scuppernongs or muscadines are important plants for improving the environment by providing cover, browse, and fruit for a wide variety of animals, in addition to producing a great natural wine. Muscadine grapes are an incredibly powerful fruit, jam-packed with rich antioxidants that are good for the body.
The possibilities for this estate property are unlimited: specialty farming; solar field; equestrian sports; bed and breakfast; retreat; winery; water sports recreation; and fishing and hunting or when restored, for fish farming, or a fishing and water sports recreation retreat.
Just minutes from the following locations, making it a central hub for other events.
- 11 minutes / 7 miles from Orangeburg Municipal Airport
- 55 minutes / 48.8 miles from Columbia Municipal Airport
- 80 minutes/ 75 miles from Charleston International Airport; close to Atlantic Ocean, beaches, resorts
- 70 minutes / 55 miles from Aiken Municipal Airport
- 90 minutes / 70 miles from the Masters Tournament in Augusta.
The owners are the last of the descendants of the Benjamin Lee heritage; Benjamin was the brother of Light Horse Harry Lee and the uncle of General Robert Edward Lee, of Virginia.
From Orangeburg, take US Hwy 301 South for approximately 2 miles. Keep right onto Neeses Hwy (SC Hwy 4), and travel for approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto SC-400 for 2 miles, Property will be on left, look for auction signs
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Balance Due At Closing On Or Before 45 Days
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