Saltcatchers Plantation - Yemassee Colleton County South Carolina

Saltcatchers Plantation – Yemassee – Colleton County

Basic Information

  • Location – Salkehatchie River, Yemassee, Colleton County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1768 – George Inglis acquired 300 acres "on the waters of Saltcatcher" (present-day Salkehatchie River) that adjoined land he already owned (1).

  • 1772 – George Inglis acquired an additional 450 acres on the Salkehatchie River bringing the plantation's acreage to over 750 (1).

  • 1775 – Saltcatchers Plantation was owned by George Inglis at the time of his death in September 1775. The plantation seems to have been inherited by George's son William Inglis (1).

  • Prior to 1776 – House built (1) (2)

    A plantation house was listed in the February 14, 1776 inventory of George Inglis's estate.

  • 1785 – William Inglis sold Saltcatchers to his nephew, Alexander Inglis (1).


  • Number of acres – Over 300 acres in 1768; over 750 acres in 1772 (1)

  • Primary crop – Corn, peas, livestock in 1775 (2)


References & Resources

  1. Information contributed by Mary Anderson, whose sixth-great-grandfather was George Inglis, including sources:
    Colleton District 1825 surveyed 1820, map by Robert Mills

  2. Inventory of George Inglis Estate - February 14, 1776

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