Tombee Plantation

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Tombee Plantation
Tombee Plantation, photographer facing SE.JPG
Tombee Plantation is located in South Carolina
Tombee Plantation
Tombee Plantation is located in the United States
Tombee Plantation
LocationSouth of Frogmore on St. Helena's Island, near Frogmore, South Carolina
Coordinates32°18′31″N 80°37′25″W / 32.30861°N 80.62361°W / 32.30861; -80.62361Coordinates: 32°18′31″N 80°37′25″W / 32.30861°N 80.62361°W / 32.30861; -80.62361
Area14 acres (5.7 ha)
Builtc. 1790 (1790)-1800, 1862
NRHP reference #75001688[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 18, 1975

Tombee Plantation is a historic plantation house located on Saint Helena Island near Frogmore, Beaufort County, South Carolina. It was built about 1790-1800, and is two-story, T-shaped frame dwelling. It is sheathed in clapboard and has a gable roof. It features a single-story front portico with four square columns and a two-story balustraded rear porch with six square columns on each floor. Along with Seaside Plantation, it is one of the few surviving antebellum plantation houses remaining on St. Helena Island. The Tombee Plantation property was divided into tracts during the days of the "Port Royal Experiment" in 1862. It remained in the hands of descendants of freed slaves until 1971.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Tombee Plantation, Beaufort County (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). "Tombee Plantation" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.