Pick Pocket Plantation - Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Pick Pocket Plantation – Burton – Beaufort County

Pick Pocket Plantation 2016 - Beaufrot County, South Carolina
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Basic Information

  • Location – Burton, Beaufort County

    93 Trask Farm Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Pickpocket Tract

  • Current status – Open for tours and a special events venue


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – The Judd family owned the plantation (1).

  • ? – The Trask family acquired Pick Pocket Plantation (2).

  • 2005 – John Keith purchased Pick Pocket Plantation from Neil Trask who had grown up on the plantation. Keith diligently worked to repair and renovate the main house and several outbuildings (2).


  • Number of acres – 15 in 2011 (2)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • 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. Wendy Pollitzer, New Farmer's Market at Historic Pick Pocket Plantation, (Hilton Head Island, SC: The Island News, June 16, 2011)

  3. Pick Pocket Plantation's Facebook Page: Click here

  4. The Victorian Ladies at Pick Pocket Plantation: Blog

Contact Information

  • Pick Pocket Plantation
    93 Trask Farm Road
    Beaufort, SC 29906

    Telephone: 843-812-6921
    Website: Click here

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