Clarendon Plantation - Grays Hill Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Clarendon Plantation – Grays Hill – Beaufort County



Clarendon Plantation 2008 - Beaufort County, South Carolina
— Clarendon Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2008 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Whale Branch (part of the Broad River), Grays Hill, St Helena Parish, Beaufort County

    Located west of US 21 off Clarendon Road on Clarendon Plantation Drive

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned

Rear of Clarendon Plantation 2008 - Beaufort County, South Carolina
— Rear of Clarendon Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2008 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Timeline

  • 1780 – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1816 – Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina from 1804 to 1806, was buried on Rhodes Plantation. The plantation later became part of Clarendon. Today the grave site is located on the border of Clarendon Plantation and the Federal Laurel Bay Housing Project.

  • 1993 – The plantation lands were converted into a cattle ranch.

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

    Catherine Tolbert shares that her third-great-grandmother Binah Hamilton was a slave of Paul Hamilton and was his cook. Bianh was born on Edisto Island in 1855 but was moved to Clarendon Plantation.

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  2. N. Jane Iseley and William P. Baldwin, Lowcountry Plantations Today (Greensboro, NC: Legacy Publications 2001)





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