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Big Gate

Because of the necessity for controlling the movement of valuable cattle and other livestock, the public road between the various plantations was blocked by heavy wooden gates which swung on iron hinges.  Travelers on horseback or on foot opened the gate just wide enough to pass through then closed it behind them.  Coaches and buggies required someone to open the gate across the entire road and then close it behind the vehicle.  Big Gate was the strategic site near the head of Broad Creek and the island’s Chapel of Ease, separating Folly Field and Marshlands Plantations. It was here that the

Oak Grove Church

On the foundations of Zion Episcopal Chapel at the head of Broad Creek, amidst a magnificent grove of ancient live oaks, island Negroes built their own Oak Grove Baptist Church circa 1885 and there continued the worship of Almighty God.  The Church has since moved across the public road, now Mathews Drive, some two hundred yards nearer Big Gate. Peeples, An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p.30

Two Oaks Plantation

Fast Facts: General Information - Location – north side of Broad Creek Other names – Big Gate, Gardner’s Owners - Charles Davant, killed in  22 October 1781 in an ambush by Tory Captain Martinangel of Daufauskie. Davant family until the confiscation Gabriel P. Gardner, an Afro-American, acquired at the confiscation.  Land still known as Gardner’s although his grandchildren sold it to pay delinquent taxes. Land farmed by Sea Island Cotton Company and then United States Cotton Company. J. L. Dimmock W. L. Hurley, 1919, buys 1200 acres; rest sold to Negroes and Northerners. Roy Rainey Thorne and Loomis Land - 1424 acres Bibliography -   Holmgren, Research on Hilton Head Island Peeples, An Index

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