Located on historic St. Helena Island, hidden amongst the moss-draped live oaks, sits a rare opportunity to own 101+/- acres of unspoiled nature. As you enter the property from Tom Fripp road, it is immediately apparent that you are witnessing a unique property that is reminiscent of a time and era past. Once part of Pope Plantation, this farm played a vital role in the robust economy experienced by the island planters in the early 1800’s. Sea Island cotton was king and immense prosperity came about as a result of its production here on St. Helena and the surrounding area. The long staple cotton flourished in the semi-tropical climate and loamy soils and even while this era has long passed, the composure of this land still exists here even to this day.
The property is comprised of 67 acres of open ag land of which 59 acres are under irrigation for sod production. The remaining acreage consists of a mature coastal forest with loblolly pine, palmetto trees and over 150-year-old live oaks scattered about the landscape.
The property is zoned T2R which will allow for multiple residential sites with a westerly view along the marsh front while the open land could be utilized for equestrian purposes or a small family farming operation.
This a rare opportunity to own a sizeable, contiguous, undeveloped historic property with endless potential. The desire to maintain the rural character of St. Helena Island brings about other possibilities including a potential conservation easement whereas a donor may be able to take advantage of this opportunity.