Lawton Plantation - James Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Lawton Plantation – James Island – Charleston County

Basic Information


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bessinger (1967), E. G. Britz, Cuthbert (1820), Gervais, Captain Thomas Heyward (early 1700s), John R. Jeffries (1939-1949), Winborn Lawton (1840's), Whitehurst, Nicholas Zervos (1958-1960)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  2. As a child, Clyde Bresee's family moved from Pennsylvania to South Carolina where his father managed the dairy farm at Lawton Plantation in the 1920s. Breese penned Sea Island Yankee as a reflection of his childhood and time spent on James Island.

    Clyde Bresee, Sea Island Yankee (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1995)

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