McClellanville in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomas Pinckney / St. James, Santee
Distinguished planter-diplomat Thomas Pinckney owned nearby Fairfield and Eldorado Plantations. A national figure, he was Governor of South Carolina, Minister to England, Envoy Extraordinary to Spain where he negotiated the "Pinckney Treaty," and major general in the War of 1812.
St. James, Santee
One of the earliest settlements in S.C. and refuge for French Huguenots, St. James, Santee, Parish was a major agricultural area containing a number of large-scale rice plantations. At nearby Peach Tree Plantation, Jonathan Lucas, Sr. introduced a water mill for beating rice around 1787, which gave an impetus to rice culture in this area.
Erected 1989 by St. James Santee Parish Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-19.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Charleston County, St. James- Santee Parish Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 33° 10.665′ N, 79° 24.893′ W. Marker is in McClellanville, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on U.S. 17, one mile south of the South Santee River Bridge, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Clellanville SC 29458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. James Santee Parish Church (approx. 3 miles away); Hopsewee (approx. 3 miles away); The Oaks Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); St. James Santee Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Richard Tillia Morrison (approx. 6.9 miles away); Deerhead Oak (approx. 6.9 miles away); McClellanville (approx. 6.9 miles away); Point Plantation (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McClellanville.
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia,Thomas Pinckney. 36th Governor of South Carolina (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Pinckney's Treaty, also known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Huguenots. French Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France (or French Calvinists) from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,481 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on February 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.