Haig Point Plantation Daufuskie Island Beaufort County
- Location Daufuskie Island, St Luke's Parish, Beaufort County
- Origin of name Named for first owner, George Haig I
- Other names Freeport, Haigs Point, Hague's Point
- Current status Private housing community
— Haig Point Plantation Slave Quarters Tabby Ruins © Library of Congress —
— Prints & Photographs Division HABS SC-867-29 —
- 1733 Earliest known date of existence when George Haig I, purchased land on the north end of Daufuskie Island (History of Haig Point)
- ? House built
- Circa 1810 Haig Point remained in the Haig family for three generations until George Haig III sold it to David John Mongin (History of Haig Point).
- 1823 David John Mongin died. His widow, Sarah, married Herman Blodgett in 1825 but retained ownership of the plantation (History of Haig Point).
- 1833 Sarah passed away, at which time, Blodgett purchased Haig Point from the Mongin descendants (History of Haig Point).
- ? Blodgett built a mansion and slave quarters out of tabby (History of Haig Point).
- 1850 Blodgett sold the plantation to Squire Pope (History of Haig Point).
- 1861 Union troops passed Daufuskie Island on their way to Savannah and spotted the mansion. They ransacked the structure for its timber and burned what was left (History of Haig Point).
- 1871 After the war, when the area was rebuilding, the government began to add lights along the coast to aid sailors. The Pope family sold five acres for $745 to the government for these purposes (History of Haig Point).
- 1873 The lighthouse was lit for the first time by caretaker Patrick Comer (History of Haig Point).
- 1925 The lighthouse was decommissioned by the government and the structure along with the five acres were sold to M. V. Haas (History of Haig Point).
- 1961 George H. Bostwick purchased the plantation (History of Haig Point).
- 1965 Bostwick was able to purchased the lighthouse property and reunite the plantation. The lighthouse had been neglected for years and Bostwick completed a renovation of the structure in 1967 (History of Haig Point).
- 1984 International Paper Realty Corporation purchased the plantation with plans to develop it into a resort community (History of Haig Point).
- Number of acres 1,050 in 1984
- Primary crop ?
- Alphabetical list Barksdale, Herman Blodgett (1833-1850), George H. Bostwick (1961-?), George Haig I (1733-?), George Haig III (?-1810), M. V. Haas (1925-?), International Paper Realty Corporation (1984-?), David John Mongin (1810-1823), Sarah Grimke Mongin Blodgett (1823-1833), Squire Pope (1850-?), Scouten
- Number of slaves ?
- The lighthouse was restored into a guest house by International Paper Realty Corporation for visitors to the community (History of Haig Point).
- History of Haig Point: Click here
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form, Daufuskie Island Historic District - PDF - submitted in 1984
Photographs, architectural overview
- Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Billie Burn, An Island Named Daufuskie (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1991)
Order An Island Named Daufuskie
- Haig Point Club and Community Association
10 Haig Point Circle
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
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