Wedgefield Plantation - Georgetown Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Wedgefield Plantation – Georgetown – Georgetown County

Wedgefield Plantation 1957 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Wedgefield Plantation © Ruth Hazzard, 1957 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Basic Information

  • Location – Black River, Georgetown, Georgetown County

    Original plantation lands were located off US 701 in what is today the Wedgefield Plantation Golf Club.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Residential community with golf course and country club

Timeline

  • Early 1700s – Earliest known date of existence

    John Green received several land grants in the area. From these, the plantations of Wedgefield, Mansfield, Windsor, Beneventum and Peru would be developed (6).

  • ? – John Waties acquired the property.

  • 1762 – John Waties sold a piece of his land holdings to Samuel Wragg (4).

    There was a small cottage on the property at this time. Samuel Wragg soon began building a larger house on the property with the cottage to serve as an overseer's house (4 and 5).

  • During the Revolutionary War, Wedgefield was occupied by the British (5).

  • 1787 – Samuel Wragg died and his son Samuel Jr became Wedgefield's owner (4).

  • 1840 – Samuel Wragg Jr sold the plantation to Dr. Francis Simons Parker (4 and 6).

  • 1841 – Dr. Francis Simons Parker traded Wedgefield with his mother-in-law Anna Marie Taylor for ownership of her plantations Greenwich and Mansfield (6).

  • 1888 – The Hazzard family became owners of Wedgefield (4).

  • 1909 – The Hazzard's sold the plantation to Robert Goelet of Newport, Rhode Island, a Vanderbilt heir. Goelet razed the house built by Wragg and constructed the current house (4).

  • 1946 – Goelet sold the plantation in this year (4).

  • 1950 – John P. Hazzard, III purchased Wedgefield (4).

  • 1970 – John P. Hazzard, III sold the property to a land development company (4).

  • 1972 – The Wedgefield Golf Course opened but soon fell into financial trouble (4).

  • 1975 – Wedgefield Associates purchased the golf club and remaining lots out of bankruptcy (4).

Wedgefield Plantation Avenue of Oaks 2014 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Wedgefield Plantation Avenue of Oaks © Gazie Nagle, 2014 —
(Do Not Use Without Written Consent)

Land

  • Number of acres – 520

  • Primary crop – Rice

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

  • Over the course of Wedgefield's long history, three different houses have been built.

References & Resources

  1. Alberta Morel Lachicotte, Georgetown Rice Plantations (Georgetown, SC: Georgetown County Historical Society, 1993)
     Order Georgetown Rice Plantations

  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. 441-444
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

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

  4. History of Wedgefield Plantation - source no longer available online

  5. The Ghost of Wedgefield Plantation - source no longer available online

  6. Mansfield Plantation History: Click here

Contact Information

  • Wedgefield Plantation Country Club
    129 Clubhouse Lane
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Telephone: 843-448-2124 or 843-546-8587

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