Schieveling Plantation - West Ashley Charleston County South Carolina SC

Schieveling Plantation – West Ashley – Charleston County

Schieveling Plantation 2014 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Schieveling Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2014 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Ashley River, West Ashley, St. Andrew's Parish, Charleston County

    Original plantation lands were located off Highway 61.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Skieveling (1, p. 25)

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – Thomas Butler received 313 acres on the Ashley River (2, p. 12).

  • 1746 – Thomas Butler died. He left his land to his sons who both died without children. Elizabeth Butler, Thomas Butler's widow, somehow acquired the property (2, p. 13).

  • 1793 – Ralph Izard purchased the property. He resided on the plantation and referred to it as Schieveling. It was probably Izard who began to plant the avenue of oaks that could still be seen as of 1983 (2, p. 13). It is also believed Izard developed a grand garden (1, p. 25).

    Sometime during Ralph Izard's ownership the house on the property was destroyed by fire.

  • ? – Thomas Middleton owned the property. From him it went to Dr. Charles Drayton to Joseph F. Bee and then to Henry A. Middleton, Esq. (2, p. 13).

  • 1960s – M.R. Hinkle purchased the property. They built a house and proceeded to restore some of the old gardens (2, p. 12).


  • Number of acres – 1,056 in 1826

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. A Context For the Study of Lowcountry Gardens - PDF - Michael Trinkley and Debi Hacker, 2007, for the Chicora Foundation.

  2. 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

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