Jenkins Point Plantation - Charleston County South Carolina SC

Jenkins Point Plantation – Seabrook Island – Charleston County

Special thanks to Heather Bradham Fanucchi for contributing all the information on this page.

Basic Information

  • Location – Bohicket Creek, Seabrook Island, Charleston County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Jenkins Hill

  • Current status – A small portion of the property, including the plantation house remains with the majority of the plantation lands subdivided and developed as a luxury, residential community


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

    A house was located on the point during the Seabrook ownership in the 1800s.

  • Late 1800s – The house was destroyed by fire.

  • Early 1900s – Another house was built using Palmetto logs for the foundation.

  • 1950 – Lawrence Keith Bradham, Sr. purchased the plantation from Susan Seabrook on February 4.

  • 1981 – Lawrence Keith Bradham, Jr. inherited Jenkins Point upon his father's death.

  • 1990s – Much of the acreage of the plantation was sold off and over three phases developed into a luxury home community.


  • Number of acres – approximately 917 in the 1800s

  • Primary crop – Cotton historically

    During the Bradham ownership of the late 1900s, much of the property was leased out to local farmers who grew soybeans, tomatoes and cucumbers. Bradham also raised cattle.


  • Chronological list – Seabrook; Susan Seabrook (?-1950); Lawrence Keith Bradham, Sr (1950-1981); Lawrence Keith Bradham, Jr. (1981-present, 2012)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • A cotton gin house was constructed during the 1800s. It remained standing until 1989 when it was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo.

References & Resources

  1. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

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