— Cassina Point Plantation © Brandon Coffey —
- Location North Edisto River, Edisto Island, St. John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County
Located off Clark Road on Cassina Point Road
- Origin of name The plantation was named for the cassina bush which is plentiful on Edisto Island and from which a tea was made (National Register, p. 2).
- Other names Hopkinson House
- Current status Privately owned
— Cassina Point Plantation Lawn © Brandon Coffey —
- 1835 Earliest known date of existence
- 1847-48 House built by James and Carolina Seabrook Lafayette Hopkinson (National Register, p. 2).
- ? Cassina Point's land and house were occupied during the Civil War. One of the units taking up residence was the Third New Hampshire Regiment National Register, p. 2).
- Number of acres 4 in 1986 (National Register, p. 2)
- Primary crop Sea island cotton (National Register, p. 2)
- Chronological list James and Carolina Seabrook Lafayette Hopkinson; Mr. and Mrs. J. Murray LaRoche; Pierce H. and Joy T. Thompson
- Number of slaves ?
- Two and one-half-story house
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1986
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- 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
- Catherine Campart Messmer, South Carolina's Low Country - A Past Preserved Text (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing, 1988)
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