Summerland Plantation Okatie Beaufort County
- Location Okatie, Beaufort County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- 1860 Earliest known date of existence
Summerland Plantation was established by Edward W. Sanders. A 1862 plat drawn for Sanders describes the plantation as being, "Situated in Beaufort County in St. Lukes and St. Peters Parishes on headwaters of Ockitee Creek and New River ..." The plantation has remained in the Sanders family for generations (1) (3).
- Circa 1860-1862 House built (1) (3)
Edward W. Sanders married Jane Augusta Eikerenkoetter of Grahamville, SC about 1860 and built the house for her as a wedding gift according to the Sanders family tradition (3).
Over the last 100 years, the only alterations to the house have been to keep it structurally healthy (1).
- During the Civil War, the plantation was occupied by Sherman and Union troops for a period of time. The Sanders family was able to reclaim the plantation after the war (1).
- 2010 47 acres of Summerland Plantation were placed under a conservation trust. Wilson Sanders was owner (2).
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- Information contributed by Jeremy Spencer
- Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer, Beaufort County Open Land Trust Celebrates 40 Years, (Hilton Head, SC: The Island News, April 21, 2011)
- Information contributed by owner Wilson Sanders whose great-grandfather, Edward W. Sanders, built the house and founded Summerland Plantation.