Laurel Hill Plantation Murrells Inlet Georgetown County
- 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
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- Circa 1850 House built
It is believed Plowden Weston constructed the house (1, p. 2).
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop Rice
- Alphabetical list Alston; Huntington; Jordan; Marion; Waites; Plowden Weston
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1978
Photographs, architectural overview
- 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
- Sharon A. Carlisle, George Washington's Guide to the Waccamaw Neck and Georgetown (Rice Told Tales) (Self published: 2004)
- George C. Rogers, Jr., The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1990)
Order The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina
- Brookgreen Gardens
P.O. Box 3368
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
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