Old Town Plantation West Ashley Charleston County
- Location Ashley River, West Ashley, Charleston County
Located off SC 171 at 1500 Old Towne Road
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Horry-Lucas House
- Current status Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
- 1670 Home of the first permanent settlement in South Carolina
- ? House built
- 1680 Land was abandoned by the settlers. It was then granted to James LeSade. The LeSades family would also come to own nearby Westpenny Plantation (4).
- ? Peter LeSade gave 250 acres from Old Town Plantation and the 200 acres of Westpenny Plantation to his daughter Anne LeSade Girardeau (4).
- 1940s to 1960 Ferdinanda (Ferdie) Legare Waring operated a business called Old Town Gardens, growing flowers for commercial florists and marketing eggs.
- Alphabetical list Barbot (?); Beresford (?); Bradford (?); Cartwright (?); Anne LeSade Girardeau (?); Horry (?); Legare (?); James LeSade (1680); Lucas (?); Parker (?); Mrs. Joseph I. Waring (?)
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- Rosina Sottile Kennerty, Plantations on the South Side of Ashley River (Charleston, SC: The Nelson Printing Corporation, 1983)
Order Plantations on the South Side of Ashley River
- Robert P. Stockton, Plantation's History Began with Land Grant in 1697 (Charleston, SC: Charleston Post & Courier)
- Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407
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