Hanahan in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This plantation was established in 1701 by a grant of 500 acres near Goose Creek to Lewis Lansac from the Lords Proprietors. In 1757 the original grant, with an additional 1,000 acres that had been owned by the Wilson and Godin families, was acquired by rice planter and legislator Peter Manigault (1731-1773). Manigault named his plantation for a stream that ran through his rice fields down to Goose Creek.
Peter Manigault’s two-story house sat on a nearby ridge on the bank of Goose Creek. Manigault, longtime member of the Commons House of Assembly, was Speaker of the House 1765-1772 and at his death the wealthiest man in North America. His son Gabriel (1758-1809), a planter and legislator, was best known as an amateur architect. W.J. Sineath acquired the 633-acre core of the plantation in 1833 and renamed it “The Oaks.”
Erected 2010 by The Town of Hanahan. (Marker Number 8-65.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 32° 56.01′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Mabeline Road, Hanahan SC 29410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bowen's Corner (approx. 1.2 miles away); French Botanical Garden (approx. 2.3 miles away); Otranto Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Yamasee War At Goose Creek, 1715 (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. James, Goose Creek (approx. 2.9 miles away); Goose Creek Church (approx. 3 miles away); Howe Hall Plantation / Howe Hall Elementary School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Goose Creek Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Regarding Steepbrook Plantation. Peter Manigault was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1731, the son of one the city's wealthiest merchants and private bankers. Like most of the children of Charleston society in his time, Manigault went on a European tour as a young man.
Manigault traveled, made connections and studied law at the Inner Temple in London during his four-and-a-half year journey. It was on while on this tour, in 1751, that he had his picture painted (now missing)in London- what colonial Charlestonians aspired to and achieved materially and socially,- by prominent portraitist
They wanted to be seen as being as sophisticated and worldly as any London aristocrat.(Museum of Missing History)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.