Blake's Plantation - McClellanville Charleston County South Carolina SC

Blake's Plantation – McClellanville – Charleston County

Basic Information


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – The plantation house was burned by federal troops during the Civil War (Bridges & Williams, p. 280).

  • 1898 – Hugh R. Garden purchased the plantation with the intent that it become part of the Santee Club. The lands belonging to the Santee Club eventually consisted of twelve former rice plantations (Bridges & Williams, p.297).

  • ? – The Santee Club gave all the land it owned to the Nature Conservancy.

  • ? – The Nature Conservancy turned over all the land to be managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Alphabetical list – Arthur Blake, Hugh R. Garden, Nature Conservancy, Santee Club, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Anne Baker Leland Bridges and Roy Williams III, St James Santee Plantation Parish History and Records, 1685-1925, (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1997).

  • Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker (with preliminary research by Agnes Leland Baldwin), Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001), pp. 762-771.

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