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Yeamans Hall Plantation, South Carolina

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This project covers the ancestry and descendants of the Yeamans Hall Plantation, Hanahan, Berkeley County, South Carolina.

  • Location – Goose Creek (a branch of the Cooper River), Hanahan, St. James Goose Creek Parish, Berkeley County - 900 Yeamans Hall Road.
  • Origin of name – Named for early owner.
  • Other names – Old Goose Creek, Westockan.
  • Current status – Private golf course.
  • Number of slaves – 20 under Thomas Smith, circa 1780.

Just fifteen miles inland from Charleston, South Carolina sits the charming city of Goose Creek, a vibrant community with a history over three centuries in the making. That history teems with all the trappings of a traditional Lowcountry city, but to many, Charleston’s long historical shadow has obscured Goose Creek, and few know the real story of the people and events that define the city’s past. With Goose Creek, South Carolina: A Definitive History, Michael J. Heitzler seeks to shed light on Goose Creek’s fascinating history. The first of a two-volume set, Planters, Politicians and Patriots illuminates the foundations of Goose Creek and the lives of the Europeans and Africans who settled in the wilderness and out of it carved successful plantations—Sedgefield, Otranto, Medway and more—as large and lucrative as any in the Lowcountry.

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