Frogmore Plantation Complex

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Frogmore Plantation Complex
Barn, Frogmore Manor, Seaside Road, St. Helena Island (Beaufort, South Carolina).jpg
Tabby Barn
Frogmore Plantation Complex is located in South Carolina
Frogmore Plantation Complex
Frogmore Plantation Complex is located in the United States
Frogmore Plantation Complex
LocationOff Secondary Road 77 near its junction with Secondary Road 35, near Frogmore, South Carolina
Coordinates32°21′32″N 80°33′40″W / 32.35889°N 80.56111°W / 32.35889; -80.56111Coordinates: 32°21′32″N 80°33′40″W / 32.35889°N 80.56111°W / 32.35889; -80.56111
Area18.4 acres (7.4 ha)
Architectural styleOther, Central passage 4-over-4
MPSHistoric Resources of St. Helena Island c. 1740-c. 1935 MPS
NRHP reference #88001754[1]
Added to NRHPMay 26, 1989

The Frogmore Plantation Complex, located on Saint Helena Island, in Beaufort County, South Carolina, is significant for several reasons.[2][3] First, the plantation home, along with its contributing properties (i.e. pump house, barn, windmill/water tower), offers an excellent example of the area's architectural development from 1790-1920. Second, the plantation's long association with prominent families contributes to its significance. The plantation was first owned by Lieutenant Governor William Bull, who then willed it to his son in 1750.

After the Civil War, the house was purchased by two northern missionaries — Miss Laura Matilda Towne and Miss Ellen Murray — who founded the historic Penn School, located within the Penn Center. The Frogmore Plantation Complex was listed in the National Historic Register on May 26, 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Power, J. Tracy; Sherry Piland (February 15, 1988). "Frogmore Plantation Complex" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Frogmore Plantation Complex, Beaufort County (S.C. Rd. 77, St. Helena Island) Frogmore Plantation Complex, Beaufort County (S.C. Rd. 77, St. Helena Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 7 December 2012.

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