Near Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Joshua John Ward was active in the Winyah and All Saints Agricultural Society and was noted for his development of long-grain rice. He would become among the wealthiest planters in the nation. In 1850 Ward’s plantations, including Brookgreen, yielded 3,900,000 pounds of rice on land cultivated by 1,092 enslaved laborers. Ward and his descendants lived here until 1938.
Erected 2014 by National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Chicora Chapter. (Marker Number 22-60.)
Location. 33° 31.085′ N, 79° 5.757′ W. Marker is near Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Henry Flagg Loop near William Alston Loop. Touch for map. Marker is on one of the medians of the Welcome Center parking lot inside Brookside Gardens. You must pay to enter the gardens to see the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Pawleys Island SC 29585, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Washington Allston (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodosia Burr Alston (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 2.6 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw (approx. 4.3 miles away); Murrells Inlet Boat Captains (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawleys Island.
Also see . . . Brookgreen Gardens Wikipedia Entry. “Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. The 9,100-acre property includes several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, the Lowcountry Zoo, and trails through several ecosystems in nature reserves on the property. It was founded by Archer Milton Huntington, stepson of railroad magnate Collis Potter Huntington, and his wife Anna Hyatt Huntington to feature sculptures by Anna and her sister Harriet Hyatt along with other American sculptors. Brookgreen Gardens was opened in 1932, and is built on four former rice plantations, taking its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation.” (Submitted on February 23, 2015.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Antebellum South, US •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on February 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.