Oaks Plantation - Murrells Inlet Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Oaks Plantation – Murrells Inlet – Georgetown County

Basic Information

  • Location – Waccamaw River, Murells Inlet, All Saints Waccamaw Parish, Georgetown County

    Original plantation lands were located northwest of US 17 in the vicinity of Theodosia Road.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Part of Brookgreen Gardens


  • 1711 – Earliest known date of existence

    Granted to Robert Daniell

  • 1730 – House built by Joseph Allston

  • 1760 – New house built by Joseph Allston


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?

  • SC Governor Joseph Alston is buried in the Alston family cemetery at Oaks Plantation.


  • Alphabetical list – William Algernon; Joseph Allston; Joseph Alston (wife - Theodosia Burr Alston); Joseph Alston, Jr.; Mary Alston; John Ashe; Robert Daniell; Louis Claude Lachicotte; Dr. Julius A. Mood; Archer M. Huntington; Benjamin Burgh Smith and Anna Louisa Alston Smith


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1978
    Photographs, overview

  2. Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001), pp. 165-170
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

  3. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  4. Sharon A. Carlisle, George Washington's Guide to the Waccamaw Neck and Georgetown (Rice Told Tales) (Self published: 2004)

  5. Alberta Morel Lachicotte, Georgetown Rice Plantations (Georgetown, SC: Georgetown County Historical Society, 1993)
     Order Georgetown Rice Plantations

  6. George C. Rogers, Jr., The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1990)
     Order The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina

Contact Information

  • Brookgreen Gardens
    P.O. Box 3368
    Pawleys Island, SC 29585

    Telephone: 800-849-1931
    Website: Click here

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