McLeod Plantation - James Island
Charleston, SC 29412
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McLeod Plantation was established in 1851 on 37 acres of land. The construction of the manor house begin in 1858 by William McLeod. The manor house remains on the property today with an oak-line drive to the manor. The manor house was constructed in the Georgian style. Years later the front and rear of the house were reversed, and the front facade was altered. Also located on the property is six clapboard slave cabins, a detached kitchen, a dairy building, a pre-war gin house for long-staple cotton, a barn, and a carriage house.
The plantation was occupied by Confederate forces during most of the Civil War and the house was used as a Confederate hospital. The plantation was also used as a burial ground for slaves and Union soldiers.
The McLeods live on the plantation until the last surviving family member, William McLeod, died in 1990. Mr. McLeod left the property to the Historic Charleston Foundation.
Today, the McLeod Plantation lies in the heart of the busy commercial district on James Island.