Jenkins Point Plantation Seabrook Island Charleston County
Special thanks to Heather Bradham Fanucchi for contributing all the information on this page.
- Location Bohicket Creek, Seabrook Island, Charleston County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Jenkins Hill
- Current status A small portion of the property, including the plantation house remains with the majority of the plantation lands subdivided and developed as a luxury, residential community
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
A house was located on the point during the Seabrook ownership in the 1800s.
- Late 1800s The house was destroyed by fire.
- Early 1900s Another house was built using Palmetto logs for the foundation.
- 1950 Lawrence Keith Bradham, Sr. purchased the plantation from Susan Seabrook on February 4.
- 1981 Lawrence Keith Bradham, Jr. inherited Jenkins Point upon his father's death.
- 1990s Much of the acreage of the plantation was sold off and over three phases developed into a luxury home community.
- Number of acres approximately 917 in the 1800s
- Primary crop Cotton historically
During the Bradham ownership of the late 1900s, much of the property was leased out to local farmers who grew soybeans, tomatoes and cucumbers. Bradham also raised cattle.
- Chronological list Seabrook; Susan Seabrook (?-1950); Lawrence Keith Bradham, Sr (1950-1981); Lawrence Keith Bradham, Jr. (1981-present, 2012)
- Number of slaves ?
- A cotton gin house was constructed during the 1800s. It remained standing until 1989 when it was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo.
References & Resources
- 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