— Point Plantation Historical Marker © Gazie Nagle, 2013 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
- Location Toomer Creek, Mount Pleasant, Charleston County
North James Gregarie Road (1)
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status No longer exists; in 1997 the site was excavated by archaeologists (1)
- 1715 Earliest known date of existence
John Vanderhorst paid £360 for 540 acres (1).
- ? House built
- 1740 John's son Joseph Vanderhorst lived at the plantation ? (1).
- 1770s John's grandaughter Mary and her husband Joshua Toomer owned and lived at the plantation (1).
- 1784 Joshua Toomer married William Vanderhorst's daughter Sabina after the death of Mary. Joshua and Sabina combined the neighboring Richmond Plantation and Point Plantation (1).
- 1796 The property passed to Joshua and Sabina's son Anthony V. Toomer (1).
- 1856 The plantation remained in the Toomer family until this year (1).
- 1997 Only ruins remained of the plantation. Archaeologists found hundreds of articfacts associated with the families that once called Point Plantation home during an excavation of the property (1).
- Chronological list John Vanderhorst (1715-?); Joseph Vanderhorst (1740); Joshua and Mary Vanderhorst Toomer (1770s-?); Anthony V. Toomer (1796-?)
- Number of slaves 29 in 1740 (1)
- There had been a house on the plantation.
References & Resources
- Historical Markers in Mount Pleasant - PDF - pp. 8-9
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