Laurel Hill Plantation - Murrells Inlet Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Laurel Hill Plantation – Murrells Inlet – Georgetown County

Laurel Hill Plantation Rice Mill Chimney, 2013 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Laurel Hill Plantation Rice Mill Chimney, 2013 —
— © Ralph Preston —

Basic Information

  • Location – Waccamaw River, Murrells Inlet, All Saints Waccamaw Parish, Georgetown County

    Original plantation lands were located northwest of US 17 and north of Brookgreen Gardens.

  • Origin of name – Named for the magnolia trees that grew in the area which early settlers mistook for laurel trees.

  • Other names – Lorrill Hill

  • Current status – Part of Brookgreen Gardens

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • Circa 1850 – House built

    It is believed Plowden Weston constructed the house (1, p. 2).

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – Rice

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Alston; Huntington; Jordan; Marion; Waites; Plowden Weston

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1978
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. 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. 189-184
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

  3. Sharon A. Carlisle, George Washington's Guide to the Waccamaw Neck and Georgetown (Rice Told Tales) (Self published: 2004)

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

Contact Information

  • Brookgreen Gardens
    P.O. Box 3368
    Pawleys Island, SC 29585

    Telephone: 800-849-1931
    Website: Click here

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