Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Cook's Old Field Cemetery / Copahee Plantation and Hamlin Beach

Marker ID: SCHM 10-74
Location: 2543 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 50.483    W 079° 47.865
  32.84138333    -79.79775
Style: Free Standing **


Cook's Old Field Cemetery

This plantation cemetery predates the American Revolution. It was established by early members of the Hamlin, Hibben and Leland families. James Hibben (d. 1835), one of the founders of Mount Pleasant, is buried here. Generations of both white and black families are interred here. In 2003 this cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Copahee Plantation and Hamlin Beach

Thomas Hamlin established Copahee Plantation here in 1696. Later divided into Copahee and Contentment Cottage, it is now known as Hamlin Farms. In 1881 African American farmers bought 31 ten-acre lots from the Hamlins and founded the Hamlin Beach community. White and black descendants still live here today.

Erected 2011 by The Christ Church Parish Preservation Society