Octagon Plantation - Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Octagon Plantation – Beaufort County

Basic Information

  • Location – May River, Beaufort County

  • Origin of name – Named for the shape of the land

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

    A Mr. McKimmie owned the plantation. It was next purchased by Samuel Breck Parkman (2, bk. 2, vol. 18, p. 7).

  • 1838 – In July, Samuel Breck Parkman set sail with four of his five children on the SS Pulaski. Off the coast of North Carolina the boiler exploded and killed many of the passengers. Samuel and his children did not survive (1).


  • Number of acres – 900

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Chronological list – McKimmie (?); Samuel Breck Parkman (?-1838)


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Kathy Warnes, The Steamship Pulaski's Passengers Survive Her Sinking and Fall in Love

  2. 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

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