Weehaw Plantation - Georgetown Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Weehaw Plantation – Georgetown – Georgetown County

Basic Information

  • Location – Black River, Georgetown, Georgetown County

    Located just outside of the city of Georgetown off SC Secondary Road 325 in the vicinity of Weehaw Plantation Drive

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – John Perrie owned the plantation (4).

  • ? – Francis Kinloch owned Weehaw Plantation (1, p. 3).

  • 1767 – Francis Kinloch died and left Weehaw to his son Cleland Kinlock. Cleland was a minor so the plantation was placed into a trust for him (1, p. 3).

  • 1787 – Cleland Kinlock took active procession of the plantation after he returned from living in Europe for several years (1, p. 3).

    Cleland was one of the first rice planters to successfully use the tidal method and to build a pounding mill that used water power (1, p. 3).

  • 1823 – Cleland passed away and Weehaw was left to his daughter Harriott, the wife of Henry Augustus Middleton. Middleton continued to successfully grow rice at Weehaw (1, p. 3).

  • ? – Kyle and Jackie Young were owners.

  • Circa 2013 – The Harvin family and Cheves family own portions of Weehaw Plantation and are descendants of John Perrie (4).


  • Number of acres – 1,818

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Chronological list – John Perrie (?); Francis Kinloch (?-1767); Cleland Kinloch (1767-1823); Harriott Kinloch Middleton (1823-?); Miss Harriett Annie Middleton and Mrs. Isabella Cheves (?); Kyle and Jackie Young (?); Harvin and Cheves (?)


  • Number of slaves – 302 in 1850


  • The 35' rice chimney still stands (1, p. 2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1987
    Photographs, architectural overview

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

  3. 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. 425-430
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

  4. Information contributed by John Harvin

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