Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

33 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com For many people, a quiet drive along scenic Mathis Ferry Road is a welcome relief from the barrage of traffic on Highway 17. Decorated with centuries-old live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the ride offers a dreamlike glimpse into the Mount Pleasant of yesteryear. The route also provides access to many neighborhoods, and one neighborhood in particular maintains its storied history. Scanlonville was established three years after the Civil War by Black families. A Black carpenter, Robert Scanlon, paid $6,100 at auction for 614 acres of the former Remley’s Plantation. His parcel, bordered by the Wando River, offered other formerly enslaved people 500 half-acre residential lots and BY MARY COY Surviving the Winds of Change Historic Scanlonville The h i s tor i c Scan l onv i l l e Reml ey Cemetar y.