Roseland Plantation - Jasper County South Carolina SC

Roseland Plantation – Jasper County

Roseland Plantation Avenue - Jasper County, South Carolina
— Avenue at Roseland Plantation © Edward Ulric Huguenin, 2006 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Coosawhatchie River, Jasper County, St. Luke's Parish

    3 miles south of Coosawhatchie on SC 462

  • Origin of name – Probably named for John Rose, the Tory baron from whom the land was confiscated before it was purchased by David Huguenin in 1782

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Pieces of Roseland were gradually sold outside the family following the Civil War. Today, the plantation is expanding again as the pieces are repurchased by David Lloyd Huguenin, who lived on Roseland as a child and is a descendant of the original Huguenin owner.

Roseland Plantation Cemetery - Jasper County, South Carolina
— Family Cemetery at Roseland Plantation © Edward Ulric Huguenin, 2010 —
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  • Circa 1782 – Earliest known date of existence (1)

    Land purchased by David Huguenin after being confiscated from Tory baron John Rose (1).

  • 1865 – The mansion was burned by troops of the 144th New York Volunteers under the command of General William T. Sherman. Ironically, the sergeant in charge of burning Roseland was Leonard H. Huguenin, an ancestor of current owner David Lloyd Huguenin.

  • Circa 1982 – David Lloyd Huguenin became owner of Roseland keeping the plantation continuously in the the Huguenin family through seven generations (5).


  • Number of acres – 25,000 originally; 10 in 1982; 842 as of April 2003

    At least 158 acres are covered by a conservation easement (5).

  • Primary crop – Rice (5)

  • The Huguenin Family Cemetery is located on the property and dates back to the 1790s.

  • "The plantation has nearly perfectly preserved Civil War breastworks that were constructed under the supervision of General Robert E. Lee before the war" (5).


  • Chronological list – John Rose (?); David Huguenin Jr (1782); Captain Abraham "Abram" Huguenin (?); David Lloyd Huguenin (circa 1982-present, 2003)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • Three antebellum houses once occupied the 25,000 acres that comprised Roseland; all were burned by Sherman's troops. Their ruins remain today.

References & Resources

  1. Huguenin Family History

  2. More about Roseland Plantation: Click here

  3. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  4. Lawrence S. Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers, Jr. The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: Volume 1, 1514-1861 (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1996)
     Order The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: Volume 1, 1514-1861

  5. Lynne Langley, Family Strives to put Roseland Back Together (Charleston, SC: The Post and Courier, April 1, 2003)

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