Pointe Plantation - Charleston County South Carolina SC

Pointe Plantation – McClellanville – Charleston County

Special thanks to Bud Hill with the The Village Museum for the information on this page.

Basic Information

  • Location – Jeremy Creek, McClellanville, St. James Santee Parish, Charleston County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other spellings – Point

  • Current status – Plantation no longer exists; land has been subdivided with a portion of it now the eastern side of the Town of McClellanville


  • 1705 – Earliest known date of existence

    John Whilden was granted 493 acres but never developed or built on the land.

  • 1717 – Whilden sold the land to Colonel Thomas Lynch. Lynch also owned nearby Peachtree Plantation.

  • ? – George Benison purchased the tract.

  • ? – The land was passed to George's son William Benison.

  • 1771 – Archibald McClellan bought the land and gave it the name Pointe Plantation.

  • Mid 1850s – McClellan, along with Richard Tillia Morrison II of Laurel Hill Plantation, began selling lots near the creek to planters and the village of McClellanville was born.


  • Number of acres – 493 in 1705

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – George Benison; William Benison; Colonel Thomas Lynch (1717-?); Archibald McClellan (1771-?); John Whilden (1705-1717)


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

Print and Archive Resources

  • James Osgood McClellan (Jr), The McClellans of St. James Santee Parish, McClellanville, South Carolina, (J.O. McClellan, Jr., Publisher, 1988)

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