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Long Point Plantation, Charleston County (Address Restricted)
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Ruins Site

The Long Point Plantation is significant primarily because of its historical and archaeological research potential. Long Point Plantation offers an opportunity to study a small, nucleated plantation settlement. The plantation was built sometime between 1719 and 1763, but “comes of age” under the control of the Venning family during the nineteenth century. The plantation was originally obtained by James Allen in 1719 and the plantation house and structures were probably built either by James Allen or his son, James Allen, Jr., prior to 1763. The plantation was purchased by the Vennings, a prominent and wealthy Christ Church Parish clan, in 1800 and was held by that family until 1899. The plantation, which is believed to have contained a small cluster of structures located within the parameters of this site, was economically oriented, through time, toward livestock, cotton, and finally subsistence crops. There is little historical information concerning the plantation’s appearance prior to the 1902 Coast and Geodetic Survey Map of Charleston Harbor and Vicinity. The main house and five smaller structures are shown enclosed by a yard fence, with the access road coming from the east. One small, brick structure is still standing at the site. Listed in the National Register March 20, 1986.

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