Weehawka Plantation - Georgetown County South Carolina SC

Weehawka Plantation – Georgetown County

Basic Information

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

    Original plantation lands were located northwest of US 17 between Hagley Estates and True Blue community.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Wahocca, Wachocker, Weehauka

  • Current status – Residential community and golf course


  • 1711 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1773 – Inherited by Shorey Pawley

  • 1801 – Anthony Pawley sold to William Allston

  • 1839 – Colonel Thomas Pinckney Alston inherited property from his father

  • ? – Plowden C.J.Weston acquired the property

  • 1854 – Plowden combined Weehawka Plantation with adjoining Hagley Plantation (4).

  • 1864 – Plowden C.J.Weston died and left the plantation to his wife Emily F. Weston. Emily was from England and wanted to return there after her husband's death. As was stipulated in Plowden's will, Emily conveyed all her husband's landholdings, including Weehawka Plantation, to William St. Julien Mazyck (4).


  • Number of acres – 805

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Chronological list – Shorey Pawley (1773-?); Anthony Pawley (?-1801); William Alston (1801-1839); Colonel Thomas Pinckney Alston (1839-?); Plowden C.J.Weston (?-1864); William St. Julien Mazyck (1864-?)


  • Number of slaves – 162 in 1860 (5).


References & Resources

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

  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. 113-116
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River

  4. History of Hagley Estates

  5. David Faulds, A Curious Record from South Carolina Plantations

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