Point Plantation - Mount Pleasant Charleston County South Carolina SC

Point Plantation – Mount Pleasant – Charleston County

Point Plantation 2013 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Point Plantation Historical Marker © Gazie Nagle, 2013 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Toomer Creek, Mount Pleasant, Charleston County

    North James Gregarie Road (1)

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – No longer exists; in 1997 the site was excavated by archaeologists (1)


  • 1715 – Earliest known date of existence

    John Vanderhorst paid £360 for 540 acres (1).

  • ? – House built

  • 1740 – John's son Joseph Vanderhorst lived at the plantation ? (1).

  • 1770s – John's grandaughter Mary and her husband Joshua Toomer owned and lived at the plantation (1).

  • 1784 – Joshua Toomer married William Vanderhorst's daughter Sabina after the death of Mary. Joshua and Sabina combined the neighboring Richmond Plantation and Point Plantation (1).

  • 1796 – The property passed to Joshua and Sabina's son Anthony V. Toomer (1).

  • 1856 – The plantation remained in the Toomer family until this year (1).

  • 1997 – Only ruins remained of the plantation. Archaeologists found hundreds of articfacts associated with the families that once called Point Plantation home during an excavation of the property (1).


  • Number of acres – 540 acres in 1715 (1)

  • Primary crop – Timber and livestock (1)


  • Chronological list – John Vanderhorst (1715-?); Joseph Vanderhorst (1740); Joshua and Mary Vanderhorst Toomer (1770s-?); Anthony V. Toomer (1796-?)


  • Number of slaves – 29 in 1740 (1)


  • There had been a house on the plantation.

References & Resources

  • Historical Markers in Mount Pleasant - PDF - pp. 8-9

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