Fenwick Hall Plantation Johns Island Charleston County
- Location Stono River, Johns Island, St. John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County
Located off River Road on Fenwick Plantation Road
- Origin of name Named after the Fenwick family who owned the property
- Other names Headquarters
- Current status The house is privately owned. The rest of the lands have been developed into homes and condominiums.
- 1709 Earliest known date of existence
- 1721 House built by John Fenwick
- Number of acres 1,300
- Primary crop Sea island cotton
- Alphabetical list Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Blanchard; Brown; Edward Fenwick; John Fenwick; John Gibbes; Godfrey; Jenkins; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Morawetz; Townsend; Woodward
- Number of slaves ?
- Special thanks to John Swanger for letting us know about the 'ghosties' of Fenwick Hall:
"My Aunt Annie used to tell us stories about her and her brother 'Hubba', my grandfather, spending the night with their Aunt Nelly and Uncle Clauds at Fenwick Hall. She said they would go to bed and hear all kinds of commotion downstairs, but they would go look and no one would be there. In the morning, when they would go down for breakfast, all the furniture would be completely rearranged. They would move it back and the next night the same thing would happen. They finally just left the furniture where the 'ghosties' put it. Aunt Nelly said, 'Well, they live here too.'"
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1971
Photographs, architectural overview
- William P. Baldwin Jr., Plantations of the Low County: South Carolina 1697-1865 (Westbrook, ME: Legacy Publishing, 1994)
Order Plantations of the Low County: South Carolina 1697-1865
- Layton Wayne Jordan and Elizabeth H. Stringfellow, A Place Called St. John's (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1998)
- Catherine Campart Messmer, South Carolina's Low Country - A Past Preserved Text (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing, 1988)
- Samuel Gaillard Stoney, Plantations of the Carolina Low Country (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1990), pp. 57-59; 124-137
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