Old Combahee Plantation

1,851 Acres

A Hunting Property in the ACE Basin, SC - Est. 1754


Old Combahee Plantation is a unique property in a beautiful area. Its northern boundary borders over four miles on the Combahee River. The property is replete with important history. Since 1754 the boundaries of the Plantation have remained unchanged. Until the late 1800's the main crops grown here were indigo and rice. Today the plantation is managed for its timber and wildlife resources. It has both hardwood and pine timber stands, deer and turkey abound, as do many bird and wildlife species.

Please scroll through the images below to view this beautiful property.

Combahee River

Although currently in a bucolic setting, some of our Nation's tumultuous history touched this land. In 1715 the Yemassee Indian Wars raged over this territory; local Militia and British troops passed over the property during the American Revolution and during the War Between the States. General Robert E. Lee established a network of earthen forts with cannon to protect against Union forces invading from Beaufort, South Carolina. Two forts remain on the property.

US Fish and Wildlife ACE Basin Refuge

The Combahee River is a jewel of the ACE Basin. It is a pristine waterway with very little development along its banks. It is a major migratory bird flyway and is also a part of one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the East Coast of the United States. It is a perfect place for viewing birds, wildlife, flowering plants and trees such as the majestic cypress that line its shores. It offers superb fishing, kayaking, canoeing and photography with unspoiled views. Depending on the tides both freshwater and saltwater fish can be caught in the thousands of acres of flats and creeks along the river.

Nearby Sugar Hill Creek

Izard Creek

Old Combahee Plantation River and Rice Trunk Entrance Gates

Plantation House

In 1938 the plantation along with four contiguous properties was acquired by businessman C. Leigh Stevens. He named the combined properties “Auldbrass” and commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the Auldbrass complex. After Mr. Steven's death in 1962 his daughter, Jessica Stevens Loring, acquired the Auldbrass properties and retained Old Combahee Plantation with its original boundaries for her family. Five generations of the family have enjoyed Old Combahee for its wildlife and rural beauty.

The Plantation House is located on a bluff along Izard Creek, a tributary of the Combahee River, with two docks and a boat landing historically called Schooner Landing.

Izard Creek

Old Combahee has a diversity of land types: old ricefields and forested bottomland; well stocked upland timberland with mature pines; a green tree reservoir; forty acres of inland ricefields, natural hardwoods and pines full of deer and turkeys with game patches planted throughout.

Old Fort Cannon Placement Designed by Robert E. Lee

Deer and Turkey Plot

Center Road

Lake Jessica

There are two inland ricefields which can be improved for duck hunting.

Trap House Field

Stanton Island Game Plot

Indian Hunting Grounds

Schooner Landing (Right Foreground)

Fish Camp on the River

The ACE Basin covers 350,000 accres of rivers, creeks, estuaries, and some of the most beautiful plantations in the South. Many properties including Old Combahee have been permanently protected for future generations by conservation easements limiting development. 

Cherokee Plantation Boat House Across the River

Wild Spider Lillies Along the River

Boat on the Dock 

The Old Combahee woodlands along the river are protected by an easement with The Nature Conservancy. The timber in this area cannot be clear-cut, but can be selectively thinned for preservation. This area is primeval. There are miles of creeks and canals with extraordinary places for hunting, fishing, exploring, kayaking and photography.

Plantation House

River Gate

Old Combahee is surrounded by plantations including Twickenham, Brewton, and Rose Hill. Auldbrass Plantation with the Frank Lloyd Wright designed complex is next door, and Cherokee Plantation is directly across the river. The property has over two miles of frontage on a winding canopied nine-mile road running through historic plantations. It is one of the most beautiful roads in the state.


Old Combahee Plantation

1,851 Acres

Offered for $9,500,000 or $5,132 per Acre

The property is protected by an easement with the Nature Conservancy.

Shown by appointment.


For additional information please contact:

Chip Hall

phone 843.860.3432

email cohplantation@icloud.com

This material is based upon information that we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes, including price, or withdrawal without notice.