Wicklow Hall Plantation Georgetown Georgetown County
— Wicklow Hall Plantation © Brandon Coffey —
- Location North Santee River, Georgetown, Georgetown County
Located on Minim Island off SC Secondary Road 30 (North Santee River Road)
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Duck Point Dwelling, Hide Out, Lowndesville, The Strip, Wicklow
- Current status Privately owned
— Side View of Wicklow Hall Plantation © Brandon Coffey —
- 1825 Earliest known date of existence
- 1831 House built by Rawlins Lowndes and his three brothers acquired Wicklow Hall (National Register, p. 3).
- 1831-1840 House built by Lowndes sometime during this period (National Register, p. 2).
- 1843 By this time Rawlins Lowndes was the sole owner. Lowndes developed the plantation into a large rice producer but divided his time between the plantation and New York City. By 1861 left the plantation life and resided permanently in New York (National Register, p. 3).
- 1899 S.M. Ward Company, a rice planting firm, purchased the plantation (National Register, p. 3).
- 1912 S.M. Ward Company was not successful producing rice and sold the property to the Kinloch Gun Club (National Register, p. 3).
- ? Kinloch Gun Club's manager, T. Cordes Lucas, acquired the house and surrounding land (National Register, p. 3).
- 1967 Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Paris purchased Wicklow Hall and began a renovation (National Register, p. 3).
- 1976 The Parises conveyed the plantation to the daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S.N. Lawrimore who continued the renovation project (National Register, p. 3).
- Number of acres 190
- Primary crop Rice (National Register, p. 3)
- Alphabetical list DuPont; Kinloch Gun Club (1912-?); Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S.N. Lawrimore (1976-?); Livingston; Rawlins Lowndes (1831-?); T. Cordes Lucas; Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Paris (1967-1976); S.M. Ward Company (1899-1912)
- Number of slaves over 100 in 1850 (National Register, p. 3)
- The house is a two-story clapboard structure and there are several outbuildings on the property (National Register, p.2).
- 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)
Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River
- 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
- Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Catherine Campart Messmer, South Carolina's Low Country - A Past Preserved Text (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing, 1988)
- N. Jane Iseley and William P. Baldwin, Lowcountry Plantations Today (Greensboro, NC: Legacy Publications 2001)
- George C. Rodgers, Jr., The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1990)
Order The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina