Oak Island Plantation - Edisto Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Oak Island Plantation – Edisto Island – Charleston County

Basic Information

  • 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).


  • Number of acres – 405 in 1860; 8.1 in 1986 (1, p. 2)

  • Primary crop – Sea island cotton (1, p. 2)


  • Alphabetical list – Parker E. Connor; Edings; William Seabrook, Jr.


  • Number of slaves – 174 in 1860 (1, p. 2)

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1986
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. 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

  3. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
    –  Online Catalog

  4. 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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