Prospect Hill Plantation - Parkers Ferry Charleston County South Carolina SC

Prospect Hill Plantation – Parkers Ferry – Charleston County

Prospect Hill Plantation House - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation House © Brandon Coffey

Basic Information

  • Location – South Edisto River, Parkers Ferry, Charleston County

    Located 3.5 miles south of US 17 off Parkers Ferry Road (SC Secondary Road 38)

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Barnwell House, Prospect

  • Current status – Privately owned

Prospect Hill Plantation 2008 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation © Brandon Coffey


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Gabriel Henry Manigault owned the plantation.

  • 1835 – Edward Barnwell III married Margaret Manigault, daughter of Gabriel Henry and Ann Heyward Manigault. It was through this marriage that Edward Barnwell III received Prospect. He later changed the name to Prospect Hill (1, p. 3).

  • 1865 – The plantation house was burned by Union troops in February (1, p. 3).

  • 1878 – Edward Barnwell III built another house on the property (1, p. 3).

  • ? – Lee McLeod owned the plantation (2).

  • ? – Loyld Henderson acquired the plantation from Lee McLeod (2).

  • 1980 – Suzanne P. Merck was owner of record (1, p. 1).


  • Number of acres – 200 in 1865 (1, p. 3)

  • Primary crop – Rice (1, p. 3)


  • Chronological list – Gabriel Henry Manigault; Edward Barnwell III (1835); Lee McLeod; Loyld Henderson; Suzanne P. Merck (1980)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • In 1878 Edward Barnwell III built a house incorporating what remained of the original house that Union troops had burned in 1865 (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1980
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Information contributed by Renee Hickman.

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