Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Elms Plantation

Marker ID: SCHM 10-17
Location: on Elms Plantation Blvd. off US 78 about 1/2 mile from 1-27
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 59.000    W 080° 03.602
  32.983333    -80.060033
Style: Free Standing **


Ralph Izard inherited The Elms after his father´s death in 1749. During the Revolution he provided financial support to the Patriot cause. He also served as a foreign diplomat, advisor to George Washington, and U.S. senator. The Elms, which remained in the Izard family for generations, was established here by Izard´s great-grandfather (also named Ralph), who settled in S. C. in 1682.

Erected by The Elms ofCharleston - 1989