Cedar Hill Plantation

3,488 Acres

A Timber and Hunting Plantation Near Charleston, SC


Cedar Hill is the largest privately-owned plantation on the Cooper River. It is managed for timber and hunting. There is a large dove field, two duck ponds, beautiful deer and turkey woods, and miles of trails running through acres of timberland. There is over a mile of waterfront. Improvements include a meticulously restored elegant three-story antebellum house on the river, manager's house, kennels, equipment sheds with a workshop and guest quarters for hunters. There are ruins of a pre-Civil War rice mill on the riverbank. Not far from the rice mill is a five-acre island accessed by causeway.

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

The plantation is located on both sides of Cainhoy Road (Hwy 98) in the southern part of the plantation belt that runs from the French Quarter Creek up along the east branch of the Cooper. Neighbors include Cherry Hill, Blessing, Camp Vere, Halidon Hill, Middleburg, Longwood and Quinby. Much of the land here is protected from development either by conservation easements or owned by state and federal governments. Bonneau Ferry across the river from Cedar Hill covers 11,000 acres and is managed by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Just east of Cedar Hill is the Francis Marion National Forest with over a quarter-million acres of protected coastal plain forest. Cedar Hill is forty-five minutes from Charleston and twenty minutes from Mt. Pleasant. Entrance gates to the plantation are on Cainhoy Road and a gate from the east end of the plantation near Hwy 41 on Charity Church Road.

 The William Alston House is located on a high bluff overlooking the ricefields running along the East Branch of the Cooper River. There is over one mile of waterfront.

The notable William Alston House at Cedar Hill was built circa 1817 in downtown Charleston and contains some of the finest examples of Southern neoclassical woodcarvings and ornamental plasterwork seen anywhere. Over the years the house became tied up in legal problems that kept it from being preserved and it fell into ruin. After being scheduled to be demolished in the 1990's the house was saved by the owners of Cedar Hill, who had it taken apart, moved to the plantation and totally restored. This national treasure now sits at the end of a scenic mile-long drive on a high bluff 32 feet above mean high water overlooking the East Branch of the Cooper River.

Click the “Charleston Home Magazine Article” button at the bottom of this page to see the article "Saving Grace" in Charleston Home Magazine.

 Oak lined drive leading to the headquarters area and main house. 

The manager's house was originally built as a guest house.

 Air Boat in the Equipment Shed 

Dove Field

Floodable Duck Pond Planted in Corn

Ruins of the Old Rice Mill

New 32 Acre Lake for Ducks

 The plantation is managed for hunting and timber.

Water hole at the dove field.

Equipment Shed


A hunters' bunk house is located at one end of the equipment shed. 

Cedar Hill is 3,488 acres; a five-mile wide swath of land in the path of growth from Mount Pleasant, one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Since Cedar Hill is unencumbered by conservation easements, substantial tax benefits may be available to a purchaser willing to protect the property from development.

The plantation is 45 minutes from Charleston and 20 minutes from Mt. Pleasant. Entrance gates to the plantation are on Cainhoy Road (Hwy 98) and on the east end of the plantation just off Hwy 41 on Charity Church Road.

Charleston Home Magazine Article

Cedar Hill Plantation

3,488 Acres


For additional information please contact:

Chip Hall

phone 843.860.3432

email cohplantation@icloud.com