White House Plantation - Georgetown County South Carolina SC

White House Plantation – Georgetown County



Basic Information

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

    1701 White House Road southeast of Plantersville Road

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Casa Bianca (Italian translation for White House)

  • Current status – Privately owned

Timeline

  • 1735 – Earliest known date of existence

    160 acres on the Pee Dee River was granted to Daniel Crawford (2, p. 251).

  • ? – House built

  • 1760s – James Crokatt owned the property (2, p. 251).

  • ? – After James Crokatt's death, the plantation was subdivided. Samuel Smith purchased 104 acres of the riverfront property which may have included a house (2, p. 251).

  • Circa 1794 – Ralph Izard bought the plantation from Samuel Smith (2, p. 251).

  • Circa 1813 – Ralph Izard died without a will. The courts awarded White House plantation to his daughter Mary Izard Pringle (2, p. 251).

  • 1857 – Mary passed away and left White House Plantation to her son John Julius Izard Pringle (2, p. 254).

  • Mid-1860s – John Julius Izard Pringle died while in Europe. His wife Jane Lynch Pringle inherited White House (2, p. 254).

  • 1875 – The plantation was seized due to debt and sold in a Sheriff's Sale (2, p. 256).

  • 1879 – Elizabeth Allston married Jane's son John Julius Pringle and the young couple had lived at the plantation before it was seized. Elizabeth instantly fell in love with White House and used an inheritance to purchase it back for $10,000. Elizabeth successfully farmed rice on the plantation and rented it out as a hunting lodge to supplement the plantation's income (2, p. 256).

  • 1920 – When Elizabeth Pringle was seventy-five years old, she sold White House to White House Farms and Dr. LeGrande Guerry (2, p. 256).

  • 2001 – The property was owned by White House Farms and Edwin H. Cooper, Jr. (2, p. 256).

  • 2015 – Don Anderson Quattlebaum owned and resided at White House Plantation after acquiring it a few years previous. Mr. Quattlebaum also purchased nearby Windsor Plantation (4).

Land

  • Number of acres – 160 in 1735 (2)

  • Primary crop – Rice

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  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. 251-256.
     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. Information contributed by Steve O'Harra.


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