Seabrook Plantation - Edisto Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Seabrook Plantation – Edisto Island – Charleston County



Seabrook Plantation House 2012 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Seabrook Plantation House © Chip Hall, 2012 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Steamboat Creek (a branch of the North Edisto River), Edisto Island, St John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County

    Located about a mile west of SC 174 on Jenkins Road

  • Origin of name – Named for the owner

  • Other names – William Seabrook, Dodge

  • Current status – Privately owned, managed for hunting and recreational activities – In 2012, the plantation was put on the market with an asking price of $9,850,000. View the real estate listing here.

Seabrook Plantation Dock 2012 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Dock at Seabrook Plantation © Chip Hall, 2012 —
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Timeline

  • 1810 – Earliest known date of existence

    House built by William Seabrook

  • 1836 – William Seabrook died leaving a plantation to each of his children. His second wife Emma Elizabeth Edings lived at Seabrook until until 1854 or 1855 (3, Vol. VI: 2) (6).

  • ? – John Evans Eddings, Jr. acquired the plantation (6).

  • Circa 1865 – The house was used as a provost and headquarters for the Union Army. After the war ended, freed slaves resided at Seabrook (6).

  • 1875 – Eddings, Jr. sold the plantation (6).

  • ? – Judge Smith purchased Seabrook (6).

  • 1930s – The plantation began being managed for hunting and recreational activities (4).

  • ? – Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Dodge became owners of Seabrook Plantation and fully restored the house (5).

  • 2000 – Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunter McEaddy purchased Seabrook Plantation from the Dodges (5).

  • 2012 – Seabrook Plantation was put on the market with an asking price of $9,850,000. The plantation is under conservation easements so that the property can be subdivided into no more than six parcels (4).

Seabrook Plantation 1928 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Seabrook Plantation in 1928 © Contributed by Chip Hall

Land

  • Number of acres – 350 in 2012 (4) (6)

  • Primary crop – Sea Island cotton

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 119 in 1860 (7)

Seabrook Plantation Marsh 2012 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Marsh View at Seabrook Plantation © Chip Hall, 2012 —
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Buildings

  • The house is an ornate example of the Federal style and was designed by White House architect James Hoban. It's three stories combine for a total of 5,740 square feet. The house has been fully renovated and updated with modern conveniences. At least two out-buildings remain standing (4) (6).

Seabrook Plantation Aerial View 2012 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Aerial View of Seabrook Plantation © Chip Hall, 2012 —
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References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1971
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  3. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  4. Information from the real estate listing developed by agent Chip Hall – view it here

  5. Information contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunter McEaddy

  6. Charlotte Hutson Wrenn, The William Seabrook House, Edisto Island2010 Blog

  7. 1860 slave inventory, including names, of William Seabrook's Edisto Island plantation – Fold 3

Seabrook Plantation Staircase 2012 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Double Staircase at Seabrook Plantation © Chip Hall, 2012 —
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Seabrook Plantation Tea House 2012 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Seabrook Plantation Tea House © Chip Hall, 2012 —
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Seabrook Plantation Rear of House 2012 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Rear of the Seabrook Plantation © Chip Hall, 2012 —
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