Silver Hill Plantation - McClellanville Charleston County South Carolina SC

Silver Hill Plantation – McClellanville – Charleston County

Silver Hill Plantation 2017 - Charleston County, South Carolina
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Basic Information

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

    814 Kit Hall Road

  • Origin of name – A silver dollar is said to have been placed in the foundation during construction of the house (2, p. 49)

  • Other names – McClellan House; Palmer's Point (1) (2, p. 49)

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1700s – First house built (1).

  • ? – Dr. John Saunders Palmer owned the plantation (2, p. 49).

  • 1862 – 500 Confederate soldiers camped at the plantation. The location was referred to as Palmer's Point (2, p. 49).

  • Circa 1888 – A two-story clapboard house was built for owner Millard F. Skipper. This is when the plantation started to be called Silver Hill as a silver dollar is said to have been placed in the foundation during construction of the house (2, p. 49).

  • 1993 – Henrietta G. McClellan was owner of Silver Hill Plantation.


  • Number of acres – 6.67 in 1993

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • The circa 1888 house is still standing (2014).

References & Resources

  1. Statewide Survey of Historic Properties, Survey Report for McClellanville - PDF - includes pictures

  2. Susan Hoffer McMillan and Seldon Baker "Bud" Hill, McClellanville and the St. James, Santee Parish (Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006)

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