Jeremiah Vereen's Plantation Myrtle Beach Horry County
Much of the information on this page was contributed by J. Benjamin Burroughs of Conway, South Carolina. Ben was formerly the Executive Director of the Horry County Historical Society.
- Location Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach, All Saint's Parish, Horry County
Original plantation lands were located in the vicinity of Lake Arrowhead Road off US 17, north of Singleton Swash (a swash is a creek that runs from the ocean).
- Origin of name Named for the owner, Jeremiah Vereen
- Other names ?
- Current status The plantation lands have been developed as part of the City of Myrtle Beach.
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- ? House built
The house is believed to have been located about 2 miles north of Singleton Swash (a swash is a creek that runs from the ocean).
- 1784 Johann David Schoepf, a noted physician and natural scientist, traveled through the area and stopped at Vereen's plantation. In his journal, he made note of the indigo production taking place on the plantation and made comments of the local staple, rice (1).
- 1791 On April 27, George Washington visited the plantation thinking it was a tavern. Jeremiah Vereen, Sr. once operated a public house on the property, but by the time Washington visited, Jeremiah Vereen, Jr. had made the house a residence. He entertained and fed Washington without any compensation.
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop Indigo
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- Excerpt from the journal of Johann David Schoepf, 1784 - PDF (p. 2-5):
excerpted from Johann David Schoepf (translation by Alfred J. Morrison), Travels in the Confederation, 1783-1784 (Philadelphia, PA: Campbell, 1911).