Snow Hill Plantation Conway 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 Kingston Lake (a tributary of the Waccamaw River), Conway, Horry County
Original plantation lands were located slightly north of the town of Conway and west of SC 905
- Origin of name Named for the owner
- Other names Snow's Landing
- Current status Part of the property is privately owned. The rest has been subdivided into residential lots making up the Snow Hill section of Conway.
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1850 A plantation house was built about this time.
- 1862 Plowden C.J. Weston purchased the plantation as a refuge for his family. They fled their residence at Hagley Plantation during the invasion of Union troops.
- 1880 The house was moved to a nearby location. A new, larger house was built on Snow Hill by F.G. Burroughs.
- Alphabetical list Barnhill; Adeline Cooper Burroughs; Donald M. Burroughs; Edgerton Burroughs; Franklin Gorham Burroughs; James Burroughs; William Gregg; Ben Hazzard; Hal B. and Margaret M. Holmes; Snow; Plowden C.J. Weston
- Number of slaves 40 in 1862
- Slave cabins There were seven slave cottages in 1862.
- Other buildings included a gristmill, cotton gin, stables, and dairy.
- Excerpt from An Errand to the South in the Summer of 1862 - requires Adobe Reader
- Online book of An Errand to the South in the Summer of 1862
- Catherine H. Lewis, Horry County, South Carolina, 1730-1993 (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998).