Stiles Point Plantation James Island Charleston County
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- Location Ashley River, James Island, St. Andrew's Parish, Charleston County
Located at 940 Paul Revere Drive (1, p. 1)
- Origin of name For the plantation's founder, Benjamin Stiles
- Other names Stiles-Hinson House (1, p. 1)
- Current status Privately owned
- 1741 Earliest known date of existence
- 1742 One-half story house built by Benjamin Stiles (1, p. 2).
- 1891 House enlarged by William Hinson. In essence, Hinson built a second house that is two-half stories and connected the two structures with a flat roof (1, p. 2).
- 1960 William Hinson Mikell owned Stiles Point Planation.
- 1974 C.O. Thompson III owned the plantation and was restoring the house (1, p. 1, 5).
- Number of acres 1.36 in 1974 (1, p. 4)
- Primary crop Sea island cotton (1, p. 6)
In the twentieth century, the farm produced cabbage and green beans.
- The Stiles family cemetery is located at Stiles Point Plantation (1, p. 3).
- Chronological list Benjamin Stiles; William Hinson; William Hinson Mikell (1960); C.O. Thompson III (1974)
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1974
Photographs, architectural overview
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
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