Seaside Plantation

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Seaside Plantation
Seaside Plantation is located in South Carolina
Seaside Plantation
Location 10 miles east of Beaufort on U.S. Route 21, near Beaufort, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°21′2″N 80°34′13″W / 32.35056°N 80.57028°W / 32.35056; -80.57028Coordinates: 32°21′2″N 80°34′13″W / 32.35056°N 80.57028°W / 32.35056; -80.57028
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built c. 1795 (1795)-1810, 1862
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002375[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1979

Seaside Plantation, also known as the Edgar Fripp Plantation, is a historic plantation home located on Saint Helena Island near Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina. It was built about 1795 to 1810, and is a two-story, frame dwelling in a transitional Georgian / Federal style. It features one-story hip roofed portico. Seaside was one of the plantations participating in the Port Royal Experiment and had as its labor superintendent Charles Pickard Ware (1840–1921). Charlotte Forten Grimké (1837-1914) also resided at Seaside Plantation. Along with Tombee Plantation, Seaside is one of only a few remaining antebellum plantation houses on St. Helena. Also on the property are the contributing original, brick-lined well, a clapboard shed, a large barn with clapboard siding and tin roof, and a round concrete and oyster shell silo.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Seaside Plantation, Beaufort County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 77, St. Helena Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Cynthia D. Cole and Mary Ann Eaddy (February 1975). "Seaside Plantation" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.