Oakvale Plantation - Johns Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Oakvale Plantation – Johns Island – Charleston County

Basic Information

  • Location – Stono River, Johns Island, St. John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County

    Original property located off River Road (SC 45) on Burden Creek Road and Kemway Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Burden's

  • Current status – Stono Point subdivision (private residential area not open to the public)


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1805 or 1806 – Kinsey Burden married Mary Legare and they moved to Oakvale Plantation (Porcher & Fick, p. 96).


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Sea island cotton

    Kinsey Burden was the first to develop sea island cotton through seed selection (Porcher & Fick, p. 96).


  • Alphabetical list – Kinsey Burden, Thomas Legare, Charles Louis Trenholm


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Richard Dwight Porcher and Sarah Fick, The Story of Sea Island Cotton (Charleston: Wyrick & Company, 2005).

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