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Untangling Heirs' Property
HOW THE CENTER FOR HEIRS’ PROPERTY PRESERVATION HELPS
SOUTH CAROLINA LANDOWNERS DEAL WITH OWNERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES DATING BACK CENTURIES
The term ‘‘heirs’ property’’ refers to mostly rural land owned by African Americans who acquired ownership after the civil war. These owners generally lacked the resources to obtain legal assistance. Others did not understand or trust the legal system.
By Logan Bell, John Bowers, Casey Davis,
Nathan Harrington, and Tom Straka
Published in July / Aug 2014 Issue of Forest Landowner Magazine