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 Kingston Lake (a tributary of the Waccamaw River), Conway, Horry County
Original plantation lands were located slightly north of the town of Conway and west of SC 905
- Origin of name Named for the owner
- Other names Snow's Landing
- Current status Part of the property is privately owned. The rest has been subdivided into residential lots making up the Snow Hill section of Conway.
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1850 A plantation house was built about this time.
- 1862 Plowden C.J. Weston purchased the plantation as a refuge for his family. They fled their residence at Hagley Plantation during the invasion of Union troops.
- 1880 The house was moved to a nearby location. A new, larger house was built on Snow Hill by F.G. Burroughs.
- Alphabetical list Barnhill; Adeline Cooper Burroughs; Donald M. Burroughs; Edgerton Burroughs; Franklin Gorham Burroughs; James Burroughs; William Gregg; Ben Hazzard; Hal B. and Margaret M. Holmes; Snow; Plowden C.J. Weston
- Number of slaves 40 in 1862
- Slave cabins There were seven slave cottages in 1862.
- Other buildings included a gristmill, cotton gin, stables, and dairy.
- Excerpt from An Errand to the South in the Summer of 1862 - requires Adobe Reader
- Online book of An Errand to the South in the Summer of 1862
- Catherine H. Lewis, Horry County, South Carolina, 1730-1993 (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998).
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