Snee Farm - Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

National Register Listing
Street Address:
1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant (Charleston County)
Alternate Name:
38CH0025/0917;Mathews House

NRHP Nomination

Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation

Record Number:
S10817710054
Description and Narrative:
(Charles Pinckney National Historic Site) Snee Farm is nationally significant as the former country home and plantation of Charles Pinckney (1757-1824), who made substantial contributions to the framing of the United States Constitution and was a prominent American statesman during the country’s formative years. The 28.45-acre property is located off U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant and contains ten contributing and four non-contributing resources. Contributing resources include the ca. 1828 Mathews House (AKA the previously listed Snee Farm main house), ca. 1943 Snee Farm Barn, ca. 1850 Snee Farm Well, ca. 1910 Snee Farm Corncrib, the Snee Farm Plantation Landscape, Caretaker’s Cottage Chimney, Charles Pinckney Complex, Slave Village, Stronghold, and a replica cenotaph for Charles Pinckney’s father dating to the mid-twentieth century. Archaeological resources also contribute to the site’s national significance for their association with Pinckney, while others are significant at the state level for the information they have yielded about the enslaved people who worked the plantation. The property is also significant at the local level in Agriculture as an extant remnant of an historic rice plantation and in Architecture for the ca. 1828 Snee Farm main house, a well-preserved example of an early nineteenth-century, vernacular Lowcountry coastal cottage with ca. 1936 Colonial Revival-style additions. Listed in the National Register April 13, 1973. Designated a National Historic Landmark November 7, 1973. A boundary increase and additional documentation that expanded the scope of the original nomination and made correction to account for later research were approved October 10, 2021.
Period of Significance:
circa 1715 – 1968
Level of Significance:
National;State;Local
Area of Significance:
Architecture;Politics/Government;Ethnic Heritage: Black;Agriculture;Archeology: Historic - Non-Aboriginal
National Register Determination:
National Historic Landmark;listed
Date of Certification:
April 13 1973
Date of Boundary Increase:
October 10 2021
Date of Certification as a National Historic Landmark:
November 7 1973