Jehossee Island — Charleston County, South Carolina
SC Picture Project | Charleston County | Jehossee Island
This non-typical double avenue of live oak trees is located on Jehossee Island at the confluence of the South Edisto River, the Dawhoo River, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Charleston County.
Once known as the largest of all rice growing plantations, Jehossee Plantation has been associated with prominent South Carolina families, passed from Charles Drayton to William Aiken, once Governor of SC and US Congressman.
The last descendants to own Jehossee were the Maybank family of Charleston, who sold the island to the United State Fish and Wildlife Service. Jehossee is now part of the ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
SCIWAY thanks Dean Herndon of Walterboro for submitting this information and the picture he took in May 2010. He reflects, “If only the live oaks of the South Carolina Lowcountry could talk, what stories they could tell.”
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