Much of the information on this page was contributed by J. Benjamin Burroughs of Conway, South Carolina. Ben was formerly the Executive Director of the Horry County Historical Society.
- Location Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach, All Saint’s Parish, Horry County
Original plantation lands were located just north of Singleton Swash in the present-day areas of Arcadia Shores, Kingston Plantation Resort, Green Lakes Subdivision, and the Dunes Club.
- Origin of name Named for the owner
- Other names ?
- Current status The majority of the original property has been developed.
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
- 1864 A large “salt works” operation was located on the plantation along Singleton Swash.
- 1890s A post office was established on the plantation, and the area became known as “Vaught”.
- Number of acres 4,100
- Primary crop Salt works, cattle, sheep, swine, cotton, Indian corn.
- There was a ½ acre cemetery on the property but all of the grave markers have been destroyed.
- Alphabetical list Peter Vaught, Sr.; Peter Vaught, Jr.; William Vaught
- Number of slaves
- A old survey showed a main house and a summer house but neither are present today.
- 1850 Slave Schedules for Horry District, SC
- 1860 Slave Schedules for Horry District, SC
- 1860 Agricultural Survey for Horry District, SC
More about Horry County
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