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Nightingale Hall Plantation – Georgetown – Georgetown County

Nightingale Hall Plantation 1920s - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Nightingale Hall Plantation, 1920s © Contributed by Trish Callis Nicholson —
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Basic Information

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

    Located east of US 701 off Plantersville Road on Nightingale Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Nightingale (Hall was added to the name in 1846)

  • Current status – Privately owned

Nightingale Hall From the River 2014 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— River Side of Nightingale Hall Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2014 —
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Timeline

  • 1730 – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1846 – Robert F.W. Allston purchased the plantation from George A. Moultrie for $80,000 (1, p. 3).

  • 1864 – Allston died and the plantation was sold with the proceeds divided among his heirs (1, p. 3).

  • 1918 – The current house was built after the original was torn down (1, p. 3).

Nightingale Hall Entrance 2012 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Entrance to Nightingale Hall Plantation © Gazie Nagle, 2012 —
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Land

  • Number of acres – 1,200 in 1846 (1, p. 3).

  • Primary crop – Rice

    Click here for a picture of the rice mill chimney that remains on the property.

Nightingale Hall Plantation Car Ferry 1920s - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Plantation Car Ferry, 1920s © Contributed by Trish Callis Nicholson —
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Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Robert F.W. Allston (1846-1864); Austin; LaRoche; George A. Moultrie (?-1846); Paine; Swinton; Thurston

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 100 in 1846 (1, p. 3)

Buildings

House at Nightingale Hall Plantation 1920s - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Nightingale Hall Plantation House, 1920s © —
— Contributed by Trish Callis Nicholson —

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References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1987
    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)
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

  3. Katherine H. Richardson, Pawleys Island Historically Speaking (Pawleys Island, SC: Pawleys Island Civic Association, 1995)
     Order Pawleys Island Historically Speaking

  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

Nightingale Hall Plantation Boat 1920s - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Nightingale Hall Plantation Boat, 1920s © —
— Contributed by Trish Callis Nicholson —
— The boy is the superintendent's son, Roger B. Callis —

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