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Another Brief History Lesson Regarding the Navy Yard

January 19, 2010

We’re going back to the late 1600’s today when the first colonists came to the Noisette Area and began building settlements beside the Cooper River. Most of the settlers were traders, ship builders and farmers producing cash crops of indigo and rice. Some of their early plantation estates included Oak Grove, Retreat (Turnbull) and Marshlands, all of which bordered Noisette Creek. The only original plantation building that remains is the main house for the Marshlands.  During the Civil War, the union soldiers used Marshlands as headquarters for the United States Sanitary commission.  The house was restored during the 1940’s and in 1961 was loaded aboard a barge and floated from the Navy Base to James Island where it has served a variety of purposes since.

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  1. Sir Geoffrey permalink
    February 8, 2010 10:00 am

    A week after this post, an article ran in the Post and Courier discussing this house. What a coincidence! For the article, check out: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jan/25/marshlands-makeover/

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