Wicklow Hall Plantation - Georgetown Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Wicklow Hall Plantation – Georgetown – Georgetown County

Wicklow Hall Plantation 2009 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Wicklow Hall Plantation © Brandon Coffey

Basic Information

  • 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 of Wicklow Hall Plantation 2009 - Georgetown County, South Carolina
— Side View of Wicklow Hall Plantation © Brandon Coffey

Timeline

  • 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).

Land

Owners

  • 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)

Slaves

Buildings

  • The house is a two-story clapboard structure and there are several outbuildings on the property (National Register, p.2).

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