Ashdale Plantation - Lady's Island Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Ashdale Plantation – Lady's Island – Beaufort County

Basic Information

  • Location – Lucky Point Creek (a branch of the Coosaw River), Lady's Island, Beaufort County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • Early 1800s – Henry McKee owned Ashdale Plantation. Historic speculation is Henry McKee fathered Robert Smalls, a slave whom became a noted civil rights crusader and politician (3).

  • ? – Christopher Green owned 200 acres of the plantation after the Civil War (2).


  • Number of acres – 420 in 1863

  • Primary crop – Sea Island Cotton


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. News & Courier Newspaper (predecessor to the Charleston Post & Courier) February 26, 1933 issue reprint of Free South April 4, 1863 listing of St. Helena Island plantation sales prior to the Civil War

  2. Information contributed by Walter F. Lubkin, Jr.

  3. David Lauderdale, From Slave to Congressman (Columbia, SC: The State, February 26, 2015).

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