Marshlands Plantation - North Charleston Charleston County South Carolina SC

Marshlands Plantation – North Charleston – Charleston County

Marshlands Plantation 1962 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Marshlands Plantation 1962 © Library of Congress —
— Prints & Photographs Division HABS SC,10-CHAR.V,6-1 —

Basic Information

Marshlands Plantation House 2008 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Marshlands Plantation House © Brandon Coffey

Timeline

  • 1682-83 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1810 – House built by John Ball

  • 1819 – The original 213 acres tract was sold to Nathaniel Heyward. He owned numerous lowcountry plantations (National Register, p. 3).

  • 1861-1865 – During the Civil War, Union soldiers used Marshlands as headquarters for the United States Sanitary Commission.

  • 1940s – House was restored

  • 1961 – The house was loaded intact aboard a barge and floated from its site within the bounds of the Naval Base to James Island.

Marshlands Plantation Rear of House 2008 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Rear of Marshlands Plantation House © Brandon Coffey

Land

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – John Ball, College of Charleston, Paul Grimball, Nathaniel Heyward, Cecilia Lawton, Charles and Elizabeth Manigault, South Carolina Marine Resources Center, United States Government Navy Yard and Reservation, John Wragg, Joseph Wragg

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • The clapboard house with a brick foundation was constructed in 1810. In 1961, it was moved to James Island (National Register, p. 2).

Web Resources

Print Resources

Contact Information

  • Hollings Marine Laboratory (location of house)
    331 Fort Johnson Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

    Telephone: 843-762-8811
    Website: Click here

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