Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin

Point of Pines Rd., Edisto Island, South Carolina


Point of Pines Slave Cabin, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin, Point of Pines Rd., Edisto Island The Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin is one of the few remaining slave dwellings on Edisto Island. The cabin dates from the first half of the nineteenth century and was once part of a slave street on a sea island cotton plantation. Most of the other cabins in the row did not survive past the 1930s and 1940s. The antebellum owner of the cabin has not been documented. The slave cabin is a one-story, rectangular, weatherboard clad building with a side gable roof which also acts as the overhanging porch roof. There is a single, exterior brick chimney on the west elevation. A rear, shed appendage has been added and the entire building rests on a low brick-pier foundation. Listed in the National Register November 28, 1986.

It was moved to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. in May 2013 and was removed from the National Register October 23, 2013.

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 25, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & Changed "Status"



Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin
Posted July 25, 2014, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As there is not a proper selection reflecting the move of this landmark to a museum in Washington, DC, I changed the status to "Exists" as it does still exist, just not at this location.