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Belle W. Baruch

(1899 - 1964)

 
 
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By Jamie Abel
1. Belle W. Baruch Marker
Inscription. Belle Wilcox Baruch, with great love and foresight for Hobcaw Barony, provided a plan that enables generations of people to understand and learn from Hobcaw's forests, marshes, and beaches.

In 1936, Bellefield Plantation became Belle's winter home. Here she enjoyed horseback riding, flying and the natural beauty of the property. Her appreciation developed into a strong obligation to see that Hobcaw's resources be maintained and protected. Through her will, Belle established the Belle W. Baruch Foundation which owns and operates the property for the purposes of research and teaching in forestry, wildlife ecology, and marine biology.

Belle Baruch's commitment has preserved the unique environment of Hobcaw Barony.
 
Location. 33° 21.846′ N, 79° 13.626′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Hobcaw Road and U.S. 17 when traveling north on Hobcaw Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hobcaw Barony (a few steps from this marker); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clifton Plantation
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By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
2. Belle W. Baruch Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Lafayette (approx. half a mile away); Attacks Upon Georgetown (approx. 1.9 miles away); Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (approx. 3 miles away); John and Mary Perry Cleland House (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
More about this marker. The plaque can be found on the front side of the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, to the right of the entrance.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
Belle W. Baruch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
3. Belle W. Baruch Marker
The Discovery Center features numerous educational presentations on the Hobcaw Barony ecosystem, including "up-close and personal" visits with Aggie.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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