Youghal Plantation - Mount Pleasant Charleston County South Carolina SC

Youghal Plantation – Mount Pleasant – Charleston County

Basic Information

  • Location – North of Mount Pleasant, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County

    Porcher Bluff Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Hamlin; Yough Hall

  • Current status – Original land holding has been subdivided numerous times. A portion of it is now a subdivision called Hamlin Plantation (3).


  • 1696 – Earliest known date of existence

    Captain George Dearsly received a grant for 1,300 acres (3).

  • 1696 – Thomas Hamlin purchased this land shortly thereafter and conveyed it in 1704. A portion of this land became Oakland Plantation (3).

    The property went through numerous divisions and owners (3).

  • ? – George Barksdale acquired the property (2, p. 4).

  • 1811 – Dr. Anthony Vanderhorst Toomer and his son Joshua purchased 876.5 acres from George Barksdale (3).

  • 1856 – Joshua Toomer sold Youghal to Edward Nathaniel Fuller for $6,000 (1, p. 479) (3).

  • Circa 1856 – House built (1, p. 479)

    Edward Fuller constructed the two-and-half-story frame house (1, p. 479).

  • 1858 – Edward Fuller sold the plantation to George Buist Lamb for $12,000 (1, p. 480) (3).

  • 1863 – Sold to Dr. Samuel Blackwell, husband of Anna C. Hamlin (3).

  • 1868 – Daniel B. Wheelock purchased the plantation (3).

  • 1905 – Acquired by Issac Auld who would pass it on to his son, Joseph Seabrook Auld (3).

  • 1992 – The house was vacant and lost to fire (1, p. 480) (3).

  • 1998 – Hamlin Plantation LLC purchased the property to develop it into a residential housing community (1, p. 480) (2, p. 9).


  • Number of acres – 1,300 in 1696; 876.5 in 1811; 876 in 1856

  • Primary crop – ?

  • A prehistoric shell ring is located on the plantation's property. Shells collected from the site date to 1820 BC, with error range of 130 years (4, p. 3).


  • Number of slaves – 17 (2, p. 9)


  • 1856-1857 – The house was probably built by Edward N. Fuller. It later became known as Auld House and burned in 1992 (3).

References & Resources

  1. Richard Porcher and Sarah Fick, The Story of Sea Island Cotton (Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2005)

  2. Chicora Foundation Research Contribution 385. National Register Evaluation of 38CH932, Youghal Plantation, Charleston County, South Carolina. Michael Trinkley, Nicole Southerland, and Sarah Fick. 2003. 65pp and PDF report

  3. Information contributed by Elizabeth McConnell.

  4. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
    Photographs, architectural overview

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