Belle Rive Plantation - Plantersville Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Belle Rive Plantation – Plantersville – Georgetown County

Basic Information

  • Location – Pee Dee River, Plantersville, Prince George Winyah Parish, Georgetown County

    Located off Plantersville Road north of Hasty Point Drive

  • Origin of name – John Harleston Read II named the plantation after a school he attended in Vevey, Switzerland. Belle Rive means "beautiful shore" in French.

  • Other names – Smerden

  • Current status – Privately owned


  • 1732 – Earliest known date of existence

    Charles Hart transferred the plantation to William Waites. Waites combined it with Hasty Point.

  • 1761 – John Postell purchased the property.

  • 1793 – John Postell divided the property and sold his tract to Elias Smerden.


  • Number of acres – 500

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Alphabetical list – Glanz; Gloude; Charles Hart; Jesse Metcalf; John Postell; Read; Richardson; Elias Smerden; William Waites



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