Fenwick Hall Plantation - Johns Island Charleston County South Carolina SC - John's Is

Fenwick Hall Plantation – Johns Island – Charleston County

Basic Information

  • 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.

Timeline

  • 1709 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1721 – House built by John Fenwick

Land

  • Number of acres – 1,300

  • Primary crop – Sea island cotton

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Blanchard; Brown; Edward Fenwick; John Fenwick; John Gibbes; Godfrey; Jenkins; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Morawetz; Townsend; Woodward

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • ?

  • 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.'"

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