Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Otranto Plantation

Marker ID: SCHM 8-27
Location: Just S of intersection of us 52 & US 78 on Road 542 across railroad tracks (E of us 52)
County: Berkeley
Coordinates: N 32° 57.9    W 080° 2.514
  32.965    -80.0419
Style: Free Standing **


Originally known as "Yeshoe," this plantation was granted in 1679 to Arthur Middleton, great-granduncle of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. Called "Otranto" after 1771, when it was bought by Dr. Alexander Garden, noted physician and botanist, for whom the "Gardenia" was named. In recent times, the estate was used as a hunt club.

Erected by Garden Club of Otranto-1974