Dover Plantation - Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Dover Plantation – Georgetown County

Dover Plantation 2013 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
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Basic Information

  • Location – Winyah Bay, Georgetown County

    Located east of US 17 off Island Road on Dover Plantation Road

  • Origin of name – Named after Dover, England. There was a crossing over the English Channel between Calais, France and Dover. At Calais Plantation there was a ferry crossing to Dover Plantation.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1926 – William N. Beach purchased nearby Rice Hope Plantation for use as a hunting preserve. Beach substantially increased the size of Rice Hope Plantation by purchasing several additional properties including part of Dover (3, p. 656).

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Daniel; Horry; Sage

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. N. Jane Iseley and William P. Baldwin, Lowcountry Plantations Today (Greensboro, NC: Legacy Publications 2001)

  2. George C. Rodgers, Jr., The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1990)
     Order The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina

  3. Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001), pp. 561-566
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

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