Bears Bluff Plantation - Wadmalaw Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Bears Bluff Plantation – Wadmalaw Island
Charleston County

Basic Information

  • Location – North Edisto River, Wadmalaw Island, St. John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Martins Point, Ladinwah, Bear-Bluff, Morton Town, Point of Pines (2)

  • Current status – Part of the plantation's land are Martins Point Plantation, a residential housing community (2)


  • 1700 – Earliest known date of existence (2)

    Landgrave Joseph Morton owned Bears Bluff Plantation which consisted of 2,700 acres. The landgrave was the first Royal Governor of Carolina's son (2).

  • ? – House built


  • Number of acres – 2,700 in 1700 (2)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Landgrave Joseph Morton; Seabrook


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
    –  Online Catalog

  2. Information contributed by Joy Skipper Cornwell from History of Martins Point

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