Frequently Asked Questions

Who was Charles Pinckney?

Who was Charles Cotesworth Pinckney?

Who was Eliza Lucas Pinckney?

Was this Charles Pinckney's house?

Who is buried under the marker in the oak grove?

What crops were grown at Snee Farm?

How many enslaved people worked at Snee Farm?

What is the Lowcountry?

Who are the Gullah/Geechee people?

What kind of tree is that big one with long limbs?


Who was Charles Pinckney?
A founding father and South Carolina delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Pinckney introduced a complete plan of government during the opening days of the convention. Many of Pinckney’s recommendations were adopted, earning him the nickname of “Constitution Charlie.”

Who was Charles Cotesworth Pinckney?
Charles Pinckney's 1st cousin (once removed) who was also a South Carolina delegate to the Constitutional Convention.

Who was Eliza Lucas Pinckney?
Known for promoting indigo as a colonial cash crop, as a 16 year old she managed her father’s South Carolina plantation. She was the mother of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and Charles Pinckney's great-aunt.

Was this Charles Pinckney's house?
No, the existing house was built in the late 1820s. The existing house serves as the park's visitor center and museum. The original house and other Pinckney era structures were taken down by the owners of the property in the late 1820s as well.

Who is buried under the marker in the oak grove?
Nobody! Download our site bulletin for more information.

What crops were grown at Snee Farm?
Early crops included rice, indigo and table crops such as peas and, corn. Later, cotton and pecans were grown.

How many enslaved people worked at Snee Farm?
Based on a 1787 inventory, an estimated 40 slaves worked and lived at Snee Farm.

What is the Lowcountry?
The coastal plain of South Carolina and Georgia reaching inland about 30 miles.

Who are the Gullah/Geechee people?
Descendants of enslaved Africans who developed a creole language and unique culture that maintains many African cultural patterns. Gullah and Geechee people live mainly along the coast from Wilmington, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida.

What kind of tree is that big one with long limbs?
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Last updated: December 5, 2018

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