Middleton's Plantation - Edisto Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Middleton's Plantation – Edisto Island – Charleston County

Middleton's Plantation - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Middleton's Plantation © Brandon Coffey
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Store Creek, Edisto Island, St. John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County

    Located about three miles west of SC 174

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Chisolm's, The Launch

  • Current status – Privately owned

Foyer at Middleton's Plantation - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Middleton's Plantation Foyer © Brandon Coffey
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Timeline

  • 1795 – Earliest known date of existence

  • Circa 1800 – Susan Chisholm inherited the plantation from her father Dr. Robert Trail Chisolm (1, p. 3).

    Susan married Oliver Hering Middleton, son of Governor Henry Middleton of Middleton Place Plantation (1, p. 3).

  • Circa 1830 – The Middletons had a house built (1, p. 3).

  • 2010 – Mrs. John H. Boineau owned the plantation. Her husband owns Summit Plantation (3)
    .

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Sea island cotton

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Mrs. John H. Boineau (2010), Dr. Robert Trail Chisolm (1815), Caroline and Alfred Clarkson, Cotton, Oliver Hering and Susan Chisolm Middleton, Dr. Jenkins Pope (1902), Dr. William M. Pope (1970)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • Two-story wooden house (1, p. 2)

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Catherine Campant Messner, South Carolina's Low Country: A Past Preserved (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 1988)
     Order South Carolina's Low Country: A Past Preserved

  3. Information contributed by Brandon Coffey

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