Withers Plantation - Myrtle Beach Horry County South Carolina SC

Withers Plantation – Myrtle Beach – Horry County

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.

Basic Information

  • Location – Long Bay (part of the Atlantic Ocean), Myrtle Beach, All Saints Parish, Horry County

  • Origin of name – Named after owner

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Plantation no longer exists. It was located in what is now the City of Myrtle Beach.

Timeline

  • 1700s – Earliest known date of existence

    The plantation was originally located in the vicinity of Eight Mile Swash, later renamed Withers Swash. (There is a Withers Swash Park today in Myrtle Beach.)

  • ? – House built

  • 1801 – Mary Esther Withers died.

    Her tombstone is located in Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church's cemetery in Georgetown. It reads, "She gave up the pleasures of Society and retired to Long Bay, where she resided a great part of her life devoted to the welfare of her children."

  • 1881 – A post office was established on the plantation and was known as Withers. It operated until 1901.

Land

  • Number of acres – Approximately 3,000

  • Primary crop – Indigo

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – John and Mary Esther Withers

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Buildings

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