Buck Hall Plantation - Charleston County South Carolina SC

Buck Hall Plantation – McClellanville – Charleston County

Basic Information

  • Location – Awendaw Creek, Charleston County

    6 miles southeast of McClellanville on Buck Hall Landing Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Carnadey (1)

  • Current status – U.S. Forest Service's Buck Hall Recreation Area


  • 1705 – Earliest known date of existence

    Captain John Collins received a land grant (1).

  • 1709 – Captain John Collins died but the property would remain in the Collins family for more than a century (1).

  • ? – Jonah Collins owned the property. He developed the land into a working plantation (1).

  • Prior to 1749 – House built by Jonah Collins (1).

  • 1749 – Jonah Collins passed away and passed the plantation to his daughter Elizabeth Collins Withers (1).

  • Circa 1785 – Elizabeth Collins Withers died and her daughter Sarah Collins Withers Vanderhorst inherited Buck Hall along with William Cartwright Shackelford (1).

  • 1845 – General Richard Withers Vanderhorst, Sarah Vanderhorst's son, would own the plantation after his mother's death (1).

  • ? – Stephen D. Doar purchased the Buck Hall Plantation from General Vanderhorst (1).

  • ? – The U.S. Forest Service developed Buck Hall Recreation Area.


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Harley Tripp

Contact Information

  • Buck Hall Recreation Area
    Buck Hall Landing Road
    McClellanville, SC 29458

    Telephone: 843-887-3412
    Website: Click here

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