Peter Vaught's Plantation - Myrtle Beach Horry County South Carolina SC

Peter Vaught'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.

Basic Information

  • Location – Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach, All Saint’s Parish, Horry County

    Original plantation lands were located just north of Singleton Swash in the present-day areas of Arcadia Shores, Kingston Plantation Resort, Green Lakes Subdivision, and the Dunes Club.

  • Origin of name – Named for the owner

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – The majority of the original property has been developed.


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • 1864 – A large “salt works” operation was located on the plantation along Singleton Swash.

  • 1890s – A post office was established on the plantation, and the area became known as “Vaught”.


  • Number of acres – 4,100

  • Primary crop – Salt works, cattle, sheep, swine, cotton, Indian corn.

  • There was a ½ acre cemetery on the property but all of the grave markers have been destroyed.


  • Alphabetical list – Peter Vaught, Sr.; Peter Vaught, Jr.; William Vaught


  • Number of slaves –


  • A old survey showed a main house and a summer house but neither are present today.

Web Resources

Print Resources

  • 1850 Slave Schedules for Horry District, SC

  • 1860 Slave Schedules for Horry District, SC

  • 1860 Agricultural Survey for Horry District, SC

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