Prospect Hill Plantation - Parkers Ferry Charleston County South Carolina SC

Prospect Hill Plantation – Parkers Ferry – Charleston County



Prospect Hill Plantation 2005 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation © Jim Booth, 2005 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

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 Porch 1998 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation Porch © Diana Booth, 1998 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Timeline

  • ? – 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).

  • Circa 1848 – Edward Barnwell constructed the house. He and his wife Margaret raised 17 children at Prospect Hill Plantation (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).

  • 1997 or 1998 – Famed artist Jim Booth purchased Prospect Hill Plantation. The Booths made structure improvements to the outside of the house, installed a circular drive as well as a detached garage. Inside the house the only main changes were glassing in the lower back screen porch and a remodel on the kitchen (3).

  • Circa 2005 – The Booth family sold Prospect Hill (3).

Prospect Hill Plantation Outbuildings 1998 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation Outbuildings © Diana Booth, 1998 —
From left: Chicken Coop, Barn, Ice House
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Land

  • Number of acres – 200 in 1865; 86 in 2005 (1, p. 3) (3)

  • Primary crop – Rice (1, p. 3)

Prospect Hill Plantation 2000 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation © Jim Booth, 2000 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Prospect Hill Plantation Gate 1999 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation Gate © Jim Booth, 1999 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Buildings

  • 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).

Prospect Hill Plantation Oak Avenue 2000 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation Oak Avenue © Jim Booth, 2000 —
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References & Resources

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

  2. Information contributed by Renee Hickman.

  3. Information contributed by Diana Booth whose family purchased Prospect Hill in the late 1990s. Some of the information was from the 2005 real estate brochure. View the brochure, which includes pictures, here: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

Prospect Hill Plantation 1998 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation © Diana Booth, 1998 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)


Prospect Hill Plantation House - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation House © Brandon Coffey, 2008 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)


Prospect Hill Plantation 2008 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Prospect Hill Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2008 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)



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