Historic Markers Across South Carolina

St. James, Santee

Marker ID: SCHM 10-19
Location: on US 17 about 1 mile South of South Santee River Bridge
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 33° 10.665    W 079° 24.893
  33.17775    -79.414883
Style: Free Standing **


One of the earliest settlements in S. C. and refuge for French Huguenots, the parish of St. James, Santee, was a major agricultural area containing a number of large-scale rice plantations. At nearby Peach Tree Plantation, Jonathan Lucas, Sr., introduced a water mill for beating rice around 1787, which gave an impetus to rice culture in this area.

Erected by St. James. Santee. Parish Historical Society - 1989


Two sided marker - Thomas Pinckney, 1750-1828