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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Charles Pinckney - Statesman

Snee Farm

 

—Charles Pinckney National Historic Site —

 
"Charles Pinckney - Statesman" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 17, 2010
1. "Charles Pinckney - Statesman"
panel at north entrance to the Snee Farmhouse
Inscription. Marker is on the farmhouse porch at north entrance):
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site honors Charles Pinckney honors Charles Pinckney of South Carolina, one of the drafters and signers of the Constitution of the United States. Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) was one of the members of the Articles of Confederation Congress who actively worked for the calling of a convention to draft a constitution for the new United States. He was one of South Carolina’s four delegates to the 1787 Constitution in Philadelphia. Pinckney played an active role in the Constitutional Convention and in the ratification process that followed. For the remainder of his life he was involved in politics at the state and national level as an ally and supporter of Thomas Jefferson.

In 1776, the signers of the Declaration of Independence had pledged “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” to the cause for American independence. Charles Pinckney followed their precepts. Because of his public service, Pinckney neglected his personal affairs and lost his fortune - including Snee Farm.

The acquisition and preservation of Snee Farm is a remarkable story of cooperation between private citizens and the federal government. In 1987, a group of South Carolinians formed an organization called The Friends of Historic
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site - Snee Farm House, north side image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 17, 2010
2. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site - Snee Farm House, north side
The Marker is visible on the wall to the left of doorway.
Snee Farm. The group’s sole purpose was to raise the funds necessary to purchase this 28-acre site as a lasting tribute to Charles Pinckney. By July 1988 The Friends had raised more that two million dollars, bought the property, and turned it over to the National Park Service for preservation and interpretation.

Although this property belonged to the Pinckney family for more than a half-century (1754-1817), this house was not Charles Pinckney’s home. His Snee Farm house disappeared sometime early in the first quarter of the 19th century. This building is a classic example of a 19th century lowcountry plantation house and architecturally significant in its own right.

The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is an interpretation of the life and times of Charles Pinckney and of the contributions made to American history and culture by the diverse population of the South Carolina lowcountry.

[At the top center of the marker is a photograph of:] The signing of the Constitution of the United States, 17 September 1787.

[At the center bottom of the marker is an:] Outline map of South Carolina highlighting colonial parishes in the “lowcounty.” [The map has the following caption:]
"Parishes c. 1770"
Snee Farm was located in Christ Church Parish, an area of rice and indigo plantations, in the heart
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site - Farm House seen from the south image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 17, 2010
3. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site - Farm House seen from the south
of the South Carolina lowcountry.
 
Erected by National Park Service and the Friends of Historic Snee Farm.
 
Location. 32° 50.772′ N, 79° 49.482′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Long Point Road 0.6 miles west of U.S. 17 when traveling south. Click for map. Marker and farmhouse are west of the parking area on the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, south of Long Point Rd. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Snee Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice Trunk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave Community (about 600 feet away); Lowcountry Waterways (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Snee Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Lines (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. South Carolina Plantations: Charleston County
Monument to "Colonel" Charles Pinckney - a Loyalist and the preceding master of Snee Farm, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 17, 2010
4. Monument to "Colonel" Charles Pinckney - a Loyalist and the preceding master of Snee Farm,
erected by his son, "Governor" Charles Pinckney near the Snee Farm House in 1785.
. (Submitted on May 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Charles Pinckney (governor). (Submitted on May 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on May 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Boone Hall Creek; slavery; Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Charles Pinckney - Statesman image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. Charles Pinckney - Statesman
from portrait by Gilbert Stuart, c. 1786.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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