Brewton Plantation - Yemassee Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Brewton Plantation – Yemassee – Beaufort County

Brewton Plantation Avenue of Oaks 2011 - Beaufort County, South Carolina
— Brewton Plantation's Avenue of Oaks © Gazie Nagle, 2011 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Combahee River watershed, Yemassee, Prince William Parish, ACE Basin, Beaufort County

    Follow US 17 South to Old Sheldon Church Road then turn right onto Brewton Plantation Road

  • Origin of name – Named after Miles Brewton

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • 1732 – Earliest known date of existence

  • Late 1700s – Daniel Blake owned the plantation. He died in 1780 (Linder, p. 96).

  • 1797 – Pierce Butler owned Brewton as late as 1797. Many records were destroyed in the Civil War, exact dates of his ownership are unclear (Linder, p. 97).

  • Early 1800s – Isaac McPherson owned the plantation sometime before his death in 1803. His son, James Elliott McPherson then became owner and made Brewton his home until his death in 1834. He also owned Vernesover Plantation and Pleasant Hill Plantation (Linder, p. 97)


  • Number of acres – 2,000

  • Primary crop – Rice

  • John R. Todd added the avenue of live oaks in 1932


  • Alphabetical list – Bellinger, Daniel Blake (?-1780), Brewton, Bull, Pierce Butler (1797), Frazier, Gregorie, Izard, Isaac McPherson (?-1803), James Elliott McPherson (1803-1834), Skirving, Terni, Todd


  • Number of slaves – ?


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