Pipe Down Plantation - Sandy Island Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Pipe Down Plantation – Sandy Island
Georgetown County

Basic Information

  • Location – Thoroughfare Creek (a branch of the Waccamaw River), Sandy Island, All Saints Waccamaw Parish, Georgetown County

    Original plantation lands were located north along Thoroughfare Creek then stretching east with Cooter Creek dividing the property in half.

  • Origin of name – In the navy, pipe down meant lights out, or in other words settle down and go to sleep. An early owner of the plantation may have used the plantation as a retreat, a place to settle down and relax.

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – The island has remained undeveloped except for descendants of freed slaves that still live there. Accessible only by boat.


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built


  • Number of acres – ?

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Allston


  • Number of slaves – ?


Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Initial references: See #13, 40

  • Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker (with preliminary research by Agnes Leland Baldwin), Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001), pp. 239-242.

Contact Information

  • Telephone: ?

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