Black Swamp Plantation

The steps of the Black Swamp Plantation house

The steps of the Black Swamp Plantation house

There’s a set of brick steps standing alone at the edge of a field.  It’s all that is left of a plantation known as Black Swamp Plantation.  Sherman’s army captured Savannah, then turned and headed into South Carolina, burning everything in their path.  The steps are a mute testament to a different day and time.  The steps lead nowhere, like the local economy and opportunity.  No one disturbs the steps, but each time I visit there, the old bricks have become more crumbled, and the lizards and snakes whirl away when I approach in summertime.   

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