Peaceful Retreat Plantation - Johns Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Peaceful Retreat Plantation – Johns Island
Charleston County

Basic Information

  • Location – Stono River, Johns Island, Charleston County

  • Comments – The British occupied the plantation during the Revolution and did considerable damage but they did not burn the house, although the old house was later burned and vandals damaged the tombstones. The tombstones that could be salvaged were moved to St. John's churchyard about 1955 by Bishop Albert Thomas.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Gibbes Tract

  • Current status – ?


  • 1719 – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built


    Some of the Gibbes family were buried on the plantation as late as 1859.

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Colonel John Gibbs, Robert Gibbs (wives Mary Woodward, Sarah Reeve) Thomas Roper


  • Number of slaves – ?


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