Sandy Knowe Plantation - Sandy Island Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Sandy Knowe Plantation – Sandy Island
Georgetown County


Basic Information

  • Location – Thoroughfare Creek (a branch of the Waccamaw River), Sandy Island, All Saints Waccamaw Parish, Georgetown County

    Original plantation lands were located on Sandy Island, northwest of Belin community along Thoroughfare Creek to Cooter Creek.

  • Origin of name – The property consisted mostly of marsh land with a small section being high land of sand. This high land is called a knoll, an English term, and knowe is probably a derivation of that.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – The island has remained undeveloped except for descendants of freed slaves that still live there. Accessible only by boat.

Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

Land

  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

Owners

  • Alphabetical list –

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Initial references: 40

  • Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker (with preliminary research by Agnes Leland Baldwin), Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001), pp. 233-236.

Contact Information

  • Telephone: ?

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