Georgetown Rice Plantations

Histories and pictures of Georgetown Rice Plantations on the Waccamaw Neck, on Black River, on the Peedee River, on the Sampit River and Winyah Bay, on North Santee River.  Contains 42 full-page photographs.  Text and photographs by Alberta Morel Lachicotte.

Published by Georgetown County Historical Society, 1993; Hardback; 224 pages; $35

Middleton Place – A Phoenix Still Rising

“Middleton Place offers a supreme example of how a great garden created two hundred years ago has grown to mellow maturity… a garden in America as fine as any you could find in Europe.”  Peter Coats in Great Gardens of the Western World.

Middleton Place Foundation, 2011; Paperback; 70 pages; $19.95


Mansfield Plantation – A Legacy on the Black River

Standing on the banks of the Black River, Mansfield Plantation is a living testament to antebellum rice plantations.   In 1718, it started as a five-hundred-acre land grant near the upstart village of Georgetown.  The main house was built around 1800, and the plantation soon grew to nearly one thousand acres.  Ongoing preservation projects ensure that future generations can explore and appreciate one of the most well-preserved rice plantations in America.   Plantation historian Christopher C. Boyle captures the spirit of Mansfield Plantation and unravels the many mysteries of its past.

The History Press, 2014; hardback; 237 pages; $26.99

Home by the River by Archibald Rutledge

In August 1937, Archibald Rutledge returned to his family home, Hampton Plantation, with the desire to restore the 209-year old house and a property that had been in his family since 1686.  Rutledge was  a writer and poet whose hunting stories were printed in Field and Stream magazine.  Home by the River is his story of the restoration of Hampton Plantation.

Sandlapper Publishing, Inc., 1983; Paperback; 196 pages; $19.95

Georgetown Houselore

Published by the Georgetown County Historical Society.

Waccamaw Plantations, 1946

Waccamaw-PlantationsBy Julian Stevenson Bolick, this is a history and folklore of the South Carolina Low Country, with a focus on the colonial plantations located on the Waccamaw River.  Mr. Bolick illustrated his book with etching-like pen-and-ink drawings which show in minute detail the architectural structure and moss-draped settings of the individual homes and places.

Georgetown County Historical Society, 1998; Hardback; 150 pages;  $65



Lowcountry Plantations Today, 2001

LowcountryPlantationsToday-250x287Lowcountry Plantations Today is the definitive document to the storied past and purposeful future of 35 South Carolina Lowcountry plantations – some of America’s largest tracts of undeveloped land and home to significant and magnificent houses, whose owners have – in this rare instance – opened their doors for all of us to peek inside.  By N. Jane Iseley and William P. Baldwin, authors

Hardback; 14″ x 34″; 135 pages,  $34