Coffin Point Plantation

Coffin Point Plantation, is a historic plantation house located in the Frogmore area of Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA. A Sea Island plantation, it profited from the labor of enslaved people.

Coffin Point Plantation
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Coffin Point Plantation is located in South Carolina
Coffin Point Plantation
Coffin Point Plantation is located in the United States
Coffin Point Plantation
Nearest cityFrogmore, South Carolina
Coordinates32°25′58″N 80°28′32″W / 32.43278°N 80.47556°W / 32.43278; -80.47556Coordinates: 32°25′58″N 80°28′32″W / 32.43278°N 80.47556°W / 32.43278; -80.47556
Area22 acres (8.9 ha)
Built1801
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.75001687[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 1975

Ebenezer Coffin, born in Boston in 1763, received 1120 acres and 63 chattel slaves from his father-in-law and had the house built on the property.[2]

It is estimated that the home was built around 1801, and like many early 19th century homes in the area, features a tabby foundation. One of the home's more striking features is the one-half mile avenue of oaks that leads to the home.

In 1862, during the Civil War, 260 people were recorded as being enslaved on the plantation.[2]

James Donald Cameron, a Republican U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and former Secretary of War bought the plantation house in the early 1890s.[3] Henry Adams described his visits to the Camerons at the plantation in his book The Education of Henry Adams.[4]

The plantation was placed in the National Historic Register on August 28, 1975.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Coffin Point Plantation – St. Helena Island – Beaufort County". Archived from the original on 2017-09-03. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  3. ^ "Coffin Point Plantation, Beaufort County (Seaside Rd., St. Helena Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Eaddy, Mary Ann. "Coffin Point Plantation" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved November 1, 2012.