Oak Island Plantation Edisto Island Charleston County
- Location Westbank Creek (a branch of the North Edisto River), Edisto Island, St. John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County
Located off SC 174 on Oak Island Road (1, p. 1)
- Origin of name Named for the trees surrounding it (1, p. 2) (4, VII: 6)
- Other names ?
- Current status Privately owned
- 1828 Earliest known date of existence
Property acquired by William Seabrook, Jr.
- Circa 1828-1831 House built (1, p. 1)
William Seabrook, Jr. constructed a two-and-one-half-story house at Oak Island (1, p. 1-2).
- 1860 William Seabrook, Jr. passed away and his will gave Oak Island Plantation to his son John Edward Seabrook (1, p. 2).
- 1862-1865 Union troops occupied the plantation house. While there, they carved mementos of their stay in the attic's white plaster walls. The carvings are still visible today (1, p. 2).
- ? E. Mitchell Seabrook, nephew of John Edward Seabrook, became the plantation's owner (1, p. 2).
- 1986 Parker E. Connor, grandson of John Edward Seabrook, was owner and was restoring the gardens, which had been largely neglected since the Civil War (1, p. 1).
- Alphabetical list Parker E. Connor; Edings; William Seabrook, Jr.
- Number of slaves 174 in 1860 (1, p. 2)
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1986
Photographs, architectural overview
- Catherine Campant Messner, South Carolina's Low Country: A Past Preserved (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 1988)
Order South Carolina's Low Country: A Past Preserved
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
– Online Catalog
- 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