The History and Heritage of Sweetwater

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have lived on the Sweetwater property since at least 3000 BC. Multiple Native American groups, identified largely by the distinctive pottery types they made, resided at Sweetwater during the subsequent millennia.

Around 1675, Richard Quintyne, a merchant and one of the first settlers in the Charleston area, came from Barbados to build the Quintyne Plantation on this property.

Henry Quintyne took over this land in 1695 and several subsequent generations managed the growing plantation.

Following the Civil War and the end of the plantation economy, the property was used for timber production and small-scale farming.

William (Bill) Detyen purchased this land in 1960 and called it Rebellion Farms. The name Rebellion Farms was inspired by his racing horse, “Rebellion”, which was kept on the property. Bill Detyen started Detyen Shipyard in 1962. Mr. Detyen sold the shipyard in 1982 and it expanded to the Charleston Naval Base in 1996 to facilitate the growth of the business. He and his wife continued to reside at Rebellion Farms and his family owned the property until 2003. Mr. Detyen is in the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame.

The property was acquired by Kassinger Development Group in 2012. Kassinger Development Group develops and owns energy efficient luxury apartment communities throughout the Southeastern United States.

Single Family Homes

Single-family homes built by Eastwood Homes will complete the Sweetwater community.


The Inn at Sweetwater will be a waterfront boutique style inn. More information is coming soon.


Sweetwater will offer waterfront dining right in your backyard. More information is coming soon.

Preferred Employers

The Sweetwater Preferred Employer Program offers move-in savings and other benefits to the employees of a number of businesses throughout the Lowcountry.