Richmond Plantation - Mount Pleasant Charleston County South Carolina SC

Richmond Plantation – Mount Pleasant – Charleston County

Richmond Plantation 2013 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Richmond Plantation Historical Marker © Gazie Nagle, 2013 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • 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)

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1700s – William Vanderhorst owned the plantation (1).

  • 1784 – Joshua Toomer married William's daughter Sabina. They combined the neighboring Vanderhorst Point Plantation and Richmond 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 – Archaeologists found hundreds of articfacts associated with the families that once lived at the plantation during an excavation of the property (1).

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Bricks, oak firewood, rice, livestock (1)

Owners

  • Chronological list – William Vanderhorst (?); Joshua Toomer (?); Joshua and Sabina Vanderhorst Toomer (1784-1796); Anthony V. Toomer (1796-?)

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  • Historical Markers in Mount Pleasant - PDF - p. 9

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