Some of the Finest Properties Across the Southeast click to view
  • <h1>Kickapoo Plantation- <span class='em'>Available</span></em></h1><p>442 Acres in Thomasville, Georgia in an A+ Red Hills location.<a href='' target='_new'><br>Visit the Kickapoo Plantation Site»</a></p>
  • <h1>Chemonie Plantation - <span class='em'>SOLD - JULY 2016</span></em></h1><p> 2,410 Acre historic quail plantation on the strategic Leon County, Florida side of the Red Hills plantation belt.<a href='' target='_new'><br>Visit the Chemonie Plantation Site»</a></p>
  • <h1>Honey Lake Plantation - <span class='em'>AVAILABLE</span></em></h1><p>Established North Florida Plantation with 80 acre lake. These 2,800 acres are part of the original plantation and include plantation house, lake, guest house, high fence, and more! (Excludes the resort). <a href='' target='_new'>Visit the Honey Lake Plantation Site»</a></p>
  • <h1>Greenwood Plantation - <span class='em'>4,300 ACRES SOLD </span></em></h1><p>The best of the southeast, Thomasville's most historic and ecologically significant plantation sold for the first time since 1899. <a href='' target='_new'>Click to read more and watch our celebratory video»</a></p>
  • <h1>Valhalla Plantation - <span class='em'>AVAILABLE</span></h1><p>2,410 acres in Leon County, Florida, was originally part of Chemonie Plantation and is located in the world famous Red Hills Plantation Belt. <a href='' target='_new'>Visit the Valhalla Plantation Site»</a></p>
  • <h1>Oldfields Plantation - <span class='em'>Sold </span></h1><p>Iconic quail plantation with classic revival house.  1,166 Acres in Jefferson County, Florida. <br />
<a href='' target='_new'>Visit the Auction Site»</a></p>
  • <h1><span class='em'>Social Storm™ / Wealth Preservation</span></h1><p>More and more Americans who are concerned with the future of our country are calling us because they know we can find them a sustainable property, built on self-reliance, and an ideal hedge.   <a href='' target='_new'>Click here to learn more.»</a></p>
  • <h1>Longpine Plantation - <span class='em'>SOLD</span></h1><p>It was an honor to represent the Ford Family's private 5,850 acre Thomasville quail plantation. <a href='' target='_new'>Visit the Site»</a></p>
  • <h1><span class='em'>Ranches & Cattle Conversion Properties</span></h1><p>The trend for properties for food 
production continues upward. We have several cattle conversions going 
on now and can help assemble a team and plan on other potential 
conversion properties.  <a href=' Land'>Email us for more information»</a></p>
  • <h1>Horseshoe Plantation - <span class='em'>SOLD </span></h1><p>An Incredible Preserve of Ancient Hardwoods on 2119+/- Acres
with Over six miles on the Oconee River in Georgia!</p>
  • <h1>Covey Pointe Plantation - <span class='em'>SOLD </span></h1><p>Our buyer was looking for a property where he could train bird dogs in the winter.  This is a prestigious area that few people know about bordered by large ranches and good soils. <a href='' target='_new'>Visit the Covey Pointe Site»</a></p>
  • <h1>A-Cross Ranch - <span class='em'>SOLD</span></h1><p>Our client asked us to find one of the top-three most outstanding fly fishing and recreational ranches in the lower continental United States. Took several years, but we pulled it off.</p>
  • <h1>Chinquapin Plantation - <span class='em'>SOLD!</span></h1><p>The Thomasville mansion on 1,318 acres was built by the business partner of Henry Rockefeller & has received national acclaim. <a href='' target='_new'>Visit the Chinquapin Plantation Site»</a></p>

Plantation Market Authority

South Carolina Lowcountry

LandLeader, the largest land marketing company in America, partners with Jon Kohler, named the “Plantation Broker” by Garden & Gun, to bring national marketing with local knowledge to
South Carolina’s plantation market.


Few places in America tantalize the senses like the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Lowcountry is a melodious combination of history, heritage, ecology, and wildlife; the marriage of which is an orchestral masterpiece whose present day symphony has been in composition for over three-and-a-half centuries. The landscape of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a coastal region encompassing an area from Myrtle Beach to the north, the Savannah River to the south and the sand hills to the west, is a medley of ecosystems ranging from coastal sea islands, estuaries, and marshes, to cypress-tupelo swamps, hardwood forests, longleaf pine forests, and savannahs.

The marketing for South Carolina’s plantations has not been established like it has been in the other plantation belts. At Jon Kohler & Associates, we believe plantations are a separate asset class. We combine local knowledge and national marketing to find the next great land stewards.

Stewardship of the Lowcountry

Jon Kohler
Named the "Plantation Broker"
by Gardens & Gun Magazine,
Founder Jon Kohler Dedicates
100% of his time to the
Plantation Market.
"Today is an exciting era for the Lowcountry. In a fairly short timeframe, we have seen remarkable achievements in conservation. Jon Kohler & Associates feels blessed to have a South Carolina native representing us in the Lowcountry who passionately understands the people, places, and wildlife. Already labeled the “gatekeeper” of the plantations of the Red Hills between Tallahassee and Thomasville, we strive to be similarly branded in South Carolina. We understand the intrinsic value of the historic plantations and how to harvest that value for the landowner.

From private land trusts, conservation groups and federal initiatives, to landowners, land managers and real estate brokers, we are each an instrument in the conservation ensemble. We pray that our calling successfully fosters camaraderie between these like-minded individuals for the betterment of the Lowcountry land and land values."


Meet South Carolina Agent

CJ Brown >>


Explore South Carolina's
4 Plantation Basins

The CAWS Basin
CAWS Basin
800,000 Acres
201,000 Acres Protected

The ACE Basin
ACE Basin
Over 1,000,000 Acres
217,156 Acres Protected

The Santee Basin
Santee Basin
863,458 Acres

The Lowcountry Basin
Lowcountry Basin

"I’m excited to bring this level of marketing to the plantation market in South Carolina. Jon Kohler is not only the authority in the plantation market, but a co-founder of LandLeader, the largest land marketing company in America. He “gets” the plantation niche, and treats it with the reverence and due diligence it deserves. The marketing on these properties is top-shelf, and exactly what my clients need."

- CJ Brown

A Legend & Legacy In South Carolina

South Carolina Agent, CJ Brown, with his father
Carl Brown from a successful morning turkey hunt
at Cowden Plantation.
"My passion for land and conservation is a family tradition. My roots run deep in conservation and the outdoor industry and my father, Carl, was integral in the restoration of wild turkeys throughout North America. As a native of Edgefield County, I grew up understanding the commitment to conservation that is a fundamental part of South Carolina’s culture. This is a very special, special state. It’s a privilege to represent the land – to communicate the incredible intrinsic value of these rare and unique properties – and I’m proud to dedicate my life to conservation, for land, just as my father did for wildlife."


Partnerships for Conservation

The struggle today between conservation and growth is very real as greater populations of people move into the Lowcountry and development puts growing pressure on the land. Fortunately, over the past three decades and through the efforts of conservationists, landowners, and sportsmen, hundreds of thousands of acres of habitat are now protected. As gatekeepers of the plantation belts, we partner with groups like Lowcountry Land Trust to support the important work of conservation in South Carolina.


South Carolina Opportunities

These plantations represent rare opportunities to own historic land in the spectacular Lowcountry

Bindon Plantation

Bindon Plantation

JUST LISTED - $15,000,000

Premium Undeveloped Property Located in Beaufort County, Featuring 1317.15 +/- Manicured Acres, Over 3 Miles Of Frontage Along The Pocotaligo River And Stoney Creek, Approval For 20 Homesites, Excellent Wildlife, Dove Fields, Established Deer Stands, And Picturesque Deep Water Dock. Click Here to Enter the Investor Site for Bindon Plantation…

Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Plantation

NOW AVAILABLE - $8,225,000

For the first time in a generation one of South Carolina’s finest historic Lowcountry plantations is available. 1,845+/- total acres featuring over 100 acres of duck impoundments, quail woods, a 25 +/- acre lake, planation house, clubhouse, bunk house and more. Located just an hour from Hilton Head and Savannah with a valuable Hampton and Jasper County address. Click Here to Enter the Investor Site for Pleasant Hill Plantation….

Lake Griffin Preserve

Mason Branch Plantation

AVAILABLE - $5,500,000 ($2,192/acre)

Mason Branch Plantation is a 2509 +/- acre timber producing property with large-scale mixed-use development opportunities. It is located just six miles north of the thriving city of Aiken, South Carolina that boasts all of the charming features that the Palmetto State has to offer. The location is prime for development and the land features excellent topography and rolling hills throughout, which are uncommon for properties in this area.
Click Here to Enter the Investment Site for Mason Branch Plantation.

Oak Island

Oak Island

JUST LISTED - $2,490,000

Oak Island is a 32.8 +/- acre pristine private island in Beaufort, South Carolina, one of the most desired coastal cities in the world. The property has an A++ location less than 9 miles from downtown Beaufort, and is accessed by a private two lane concrete bridge behind the gates of the premier residential, golfing and boating community of Dataw Island. Oak Island features a 700 + foot private dock with sweeping views of salt marsh and deep water access to Jenkins Creek. Click Here to Enter the Investor Site for Oak Island…

Cedar Knoll Plantation

Cedar Knoll Plantation

AVAILABLE - $2,400,000

Cedar Knoll Plantation is a 523 +/- acre working commercial hunting lodge with exceptional hunting and a rich history of wildlife management for whitetails, wild turkey, quail, and doves. It’s located approximately 88 miles from Columbia, 100 miles from Charleston and 70 miles from Hilton Head Island in the heart of the Savannah River Corridor plantation belt. With nearby plantations including Erwinton, Millbury, Duval, Elliott and Groton, the lodge is ideally located less than 5 miles from Cohen’s Bluff Landing and the Savannah River, which boasts excellent fishing and recreational opportunities. Click Here to Enter the Investor Site for Cedar Knoll Plantation…

Swan Hill Plantation

Swan Hill Plantation

AVAILABLE - $2,235,000

Swan Hill Plantation is steeped in quail hunting history, Swan Hill Plantation remains a prized property among those in the Lowcountry. It is comprised of 638 acres of excellent quail woods and straddles Hampton and Jasper Counties. You're invited in by an oak alley that is a stones throw from the main corridor where Sherman's army marched in 1865 from Savannah to Columbia. Click Here to Enter the Investor Site for Swan Hill Plantation…

Boatwright Plantation

Boatwright Plantation

AVAILABLE - $1,895,000

High Quality Turnkey Equestrian Estate located in Aiken County, Featuring 31.64 +/- Manicured Acres, Restored and Expanded Antebellum Home (c. 1835), 22 Stall Barn, Brood Mare Barn, Five Fenced Pastures, Large Outdoor Arena, Track, and more. Boatwright is poised for any equestrian discipline! Investment site is being assembled now.
Click Here to Enter the Investment Site for Boatwright Plantation...

Cricket Hill

Cricket Hill

JUST LISTED - $431,000

Cricket Hill is located just south of Estill, South Carolina in Hampton County. The property features excellent deer hunting habitat in the heart of trophy buck country. The available 180+/- acres features over 90 acres of professional planted pine timber, a 32+/- acre cypress duck pond, and a 45+/- acre cutover with established deer stands and baiting sites throughout. Click Here to Enter the Investor Site for Cricket Hill…

Red Hill Farm

Red Hill Farm


Red Hill Farm is a 117+/- acre high end recreational property located between Edgefield and North Augusta, South Carolina, on the west side of Edgefield County. Featuring 117 +/- Manicured Acres, Custom Home, Two Stocked Ponds, Mature Timber, Fenced Gardens, Refinished Barn and Two Covered Sheds. The property is turnkey and ready for recreation! Investment site is currently being assembled.
Click Here to Enter the Investor Site for Red Hill Farm...

History of the Lowcountry

Arcadia Plantation, c. 1893. Courtesy of the Library
of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey.

The first colonists from England found a subtropical Carolina coastal plain teeming with wildlife and natural resources and crisscrossed by a web of navigable rivers. These rivers were the preferred transportation routes and their deep waters made ideal harbors for the exportation of goods back to the motherland. Nearly every aspect of South Carolina’s story, from architecture to agriculture, is shaped in one way or another by her rivers.

Supporters of King Charles II received land grants of significant size in Carolina for little to no cost. The first settlement in South Carolina was founded in 1670 and, within fifteen years, South Carolina’s first rice fields were planted. This “Carolina Gold” especially, as well as indigo, brought profound prosperity to lowcountry planters and by the time of the Revolution, Charleston was the wealthiest city in colonial America. This wealth translated into a unique cultural character and refinement in fashion, education, the arts and, most notably, the architecture of the lowcountry. From the grand plantation houses facing the rivers to the intricately detailed city houses of Charleston… and the gardens that adorned both… a distinctive style for place-making was born.

Annandale Plantation, ca. 1898. The plantation
dates back to 1791, and this home was built in 1833.
The plantation was home to the Treasurer of the
Confederate States. Photo Courtesy Georgetown
County Library.

With plantations left in ruins following the War Between the States, planters did not have the means to recover. Very few plantation houses were spared, and if they were, many were left abandoned for decades. In spite of this, the vast beauty and recreational opportunities of this more temperate climate attracted wealthy northerners, sparked a revitalization, and a new era was born by the turn of the century. Some of America’s most affluent families bought South Carolina plantations, including the DuPonts, Doubledays, Kresses, Whitneys, Guggenheims, and Vanderbilts.

Before long, the historic homes at the end of those beloved iconic oak allēes were restored or grand new homes were constructed. Plantations were bought for their beauty and recreational opportunities, especially waterfowl, but also quail, turkey, and deer. Ducks, not bushels, were now the currency for measuring the value of the old rice fields in this flyway.