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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 33° 21.846′ N, 79° 13.626′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hobcaw Road
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By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
2. Belle W. Baruch Marker
and Route 17, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hobcaw Barony (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hobcaw Barony (within shouting distance of this marker); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clifton Plantation (approx. half a mile away); Lafayette (approx. half a mile away); DeBordieu Beach (approx. 1.4 miles away); Attacks Upon Georgetown (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Screven (approx. 2.9 miles away); Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Elisha Screven (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hobcaw Barony. Hobcaw Barony is a 16,000 acres tract on a peninsula called Waccamaw Neck between the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in Georgetown County, South Carolina. (Submitted on April 5, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Hobcaw Barony. The Belle W. Baruch Foundation is a private nonprofit foundation created through the vision of Belle Wilcox Baruch. Established as a trust at her death in 1964, the foundation’s primary mission is to conserve Hobcaw Barony’s unique natural and cultural resources for research and education. (Submitted on April 5, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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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.
 

3. Belle W. Baruch. Belle Wilcox Baruch (August 16, 1899 - 1964) was a noted equestrian and the daughter of financier Bernard Mannes Baruch. (Submitted on April 5, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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By The Baruch Exhibit www.baruch.cuny.edu, 1919
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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