Belle Rive Plantation Plantersville Georgetown County
- 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
- Number of slaves 511 in 1860 (1860 Slave Census)
- Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Suzanne Cameron Linder, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860
(Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1995)
Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860
- George C. Rogers, Jr., The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1990)
Order The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina