Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Magnolia Plantation - 1676

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Location: at the intersection of Magnolia Plantation Road and Ashley River Road (SC Hwy 61) in Charleston, South Carolina.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 52.285    W 080° 05.445
  32.871417    -80.090750
Style: Free Standing **


Fountainhead of the Drayton family, which played so important a part in America´s Colonial, Revolutionary, and Independence history. Its original plantation house, credited by contemporary historians as having been the earliest in the Carolina colony, along with its famous garden, now America´s oldest, were built by Thomas Drayton in the 1680s. Its remains a working plantation utilizing scores of workers, and is still owned and operated by a direct family descendent.