Question: The land that the Family Circle Tennis Center/Volvo Car Stadium sits on today was the site of this French Huguenot family’s plantation (their family name is also the name of their plantation). Can you tell us the name of the plantation?
Answer: Lesesne Plantation. The Lesesne family are French Huguenots whose first ancestor, Isaac, arrived in the colony sometime around 1706. He was granted 171 acres of land on what we now know as Daniel Island in 1709. More on the Lesesne Plantation and the next question here.
And for a closer look at the Lesesne Cemetery (located on the banks of the Wando behind the tennis center), check out this gallery!