Chicora Wood Plantation - Plantersville Georgetown County South Carolina SC - Chicora Woods

Chicora Wood Plantation – Plantersville – Georgetown County

Chicora Wood Plantation 2003 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Chicora Wood Plantation © Johnie Rivers, 2003 —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Pee Dee River, Plantersville, Prince George Winyah Parish, Georgetown County

    12 miles northeast of Georgetown on County Road 52

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Matanza (until 1853)

  • Current status – Privately owned

Chicora Wood Plantation 2009 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Side of Chicora Wood Plantation © Brandon Coffey, 2009 —
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  • Mid 1700s – Earliest known date of existence - Jamie Constance shares, "There is very convincing architectural archeology evidence that the smaller wing on the north side was a flanker of a mid 1700s house that burned sometime around 1798. This flanker survived the fire and was attached to the new section which was built before 1809. The brick foundation of the earlier house along with burned embers are still in the ground."

  • 1806 – Alexander Rose sold the plantation to Benjamin Allston, Jr. (National Register, p. 3).

  • 1809 – House built sometime before this year

  • 1819 – Robert Francis Withers Allston inherited the property upon his father's death (National Register, p. 3).

    Robert F.W. Allston held many political positions, including governor of South Carolina.

  • 1838 – House remodeled by Robert Francis Withers Allston

  • 1853 – The Allstons changed the name of Matanza to Chicora Wood.

  • 1984 – House purchased by Jamie W. and Marcia Constance whom immediately began a major two and a half year restoration.
Chicora Wood Plantation Grave 2009 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Marker in Slave Grave at Chicora Wood Plantation —
— © Brandon Coffey, 2009 —

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  • Number of acres – 1,400

  • Primary crop – Rice

  • Primary crop today – Grass turf


  • Alphabetical list – Benjamin Allston, Jr. (1806-1819); Robert Francis Withers Allston (1819-?); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas William Andrews Jr. (1972); Jamie W. and Marcia Constance (1894-Present); Pringle; Alexander Rose (1806); Simons; Torrens; Waddell; Waring; Young


  • Number of slaves – 600

Chicora Wood Plantation Sign - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Sign at Chicora Wood Plantation © Gazie Nagle
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)


  • There are several outbuilding on the property including the original kitchen, smoke house and carriage house (National Register, p. 5).

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  • South Carolina Plantations extends a special thanks to Mr. Jamie W. Constance for his invaluable assistance verifying and contributing to the information on this page and for being a faithful guardian of Chicora Wood.

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