Goose Creek in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
French Huguenot Plantation / Freedman's Plantation
Abraham Fleury, sometimes called Abraham Fleury Sieur De La Plaine, settled here about 1680. He was one of the first French Huguenot planters in Carolina. The Huguenots, Protestants who escaped the persecution of Catholic France, immigrated with encouragement from the Lords Proprietors, who promised them opportunity and religious freedom. They later assimilated into the predominantly Anglican society of the lowcountry.
This tract was often called Cherry Hill after it was merged into that plantation before the Revolution. In 1858 freedman and planter Lamb Stevens (1766?-1868) added it to his extensive holdings. Stevens, born into slavery in N.C., later purchased his freedom and moved to S.C. He owned as many as 30 slaves, some of them relatives he bought in order to protect them and their families. Lamb died in 1868 at the age of 102.
Erected 2010 by The City of Goose Creek. (Marker Number 8-63.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Dasharon Lane, Goose Creek SC 29445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crowfield Plantation (approx. ¼ mile away); Broom Hall Plantation (approx. one mile away); The Elms (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Elms Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away); Goose Creek / City of Goose Creek (approx. 2.4 miles away); Casey (Caice) (approx. 2.6 miles away); Button Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Oaks (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goose Creek.
Also see . . . Black slaveowners: free Black slave masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860 By Larry Koger, page 55-56. Lamb Stevens, a black planter of St. James & Goose Creek Parish, defended the freedom of his slave family against a swindler. (Submitted on April 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,298 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.