The Cainhoy Peninsula had been populated by American Indians of the Wando Tribe for thousands of years before the first white and black settlers, along with enslaved west Africans began to arrive in the late 1600’s. Today, Cainhoy remains a largely undeveloped and pristine area of enormous historic, cultural and ecological importance.
The peninsula is part of an intricately complex system that includes Cainhoy Plantation, Francis Marion National Forest, and the Cooper and Wando rivers. Cainhoy Peninsula is almost twice the size of the Peninsula of Charleston, yet today has an estimated population of only 2,500. All that will soon change as a subdivision concept plan for the 9,000 acre Cainhoy Plantation has been approved by the City of Charleston Planning Commission.
Please join the Daniel Island Historical Society for an informative and timely presentation by MaeRe Skinner and Fred Lincoln – lifelong Cainhoy Peninsular residents and community leaders.
MaeRe Skinner is Chairperson for the Old Ruins Cemetery, and is a fifth-generation Cainhoy resident. Fred Lincoln was raised in Jack Primus Neighborhood, and is President of Wando Huger Community Development Corporation. The Skinner and Lincoln families have been intertwined for more than twenty years to raise public awareness of the historic and cultural treasures of Cainhoy, and to ensure they will be saved, honored and preserved.