Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

Stoney-Baynard Ruins

 

The Tabby Ruins 
of the historic
Baynard Estate



Stoney-Baynard Ruins

Originally built by Captain Jack Stoney in the 1790s,
the Baynard house was once a 
grand antebellum plantation house 
overlooking the Calibogue Sound.




The Stoney family were the first residents. 
The 1,885 square feet of house was built of 
timber and a mixture of oyster shells, lime and sand.











It was added to the National Register Of Historic Sites in 1994



Legend has it that the house changed hands when Stoney lost a poker game to William Baynard in 1840














The grounds include 
the main house as well as slave quarters.


William Maynard raised four children at the mansion with his wife, Catherine.



When the Union forces invaded Hilton Head Island in 1861, the Baynards evacuated the property.  The residence was raided and served as Union headquarters during the Civil War before being burned.




The ruins as also been known as Baynard Ruins and Braddock"s Point Plantation.
The area is a great place for a leisurely walk or bike ride, take a minute and visit this piece of history if you're ever on Hilton Head Island.


 It doesn't take long to see but it's a step back in history. There aren't any accommodations, restrooms or tour guides, just you and history.  It's tucked back in the Sea Pines 
Resort the signs will lead you there
 I'm always looking for history telling spots and this one fits the bill.

Thanks for stopping by!




Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Located off Plantation Drive in Sea Pines

Baynard Ruins Park is on the right just

hafter passing Baynard Cove Road and

Marsh Drive.







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