Near Plantersville in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This plantation, with its origins in several grants to John Allson in 1732, 1734, and later, was in the hands of his grandson Benjamin, Jr., of Brookgreen, by 1806. The property passed first to Benjamin's widow Charlotte and then after her death in 1824 to her son Robert F.W. Allston (1801-1864), rice planter, state representative and senator 1828-56, and governor 1856-58.
This house was completed in 1838 by Robert F.W. Allston and his wife Adele Petigru. Their daughter Elizabeth Allston Pringle (1845-1921) continued to plant rice here for 40 years after her father died in 1864 and wrote of life at Chicora Wood in A Woman Rice Planter (1913) and Chronicles of Chicora Wood (1922). She died here in 1921.
Erected 2001 by the Georgetown Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number 22-53.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 33° 31.035′ N, 79° 10.863′ W. Marker is near Plantersville, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Plantersville Road, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is on Plantersville Rd. 3.5 miles east of US 701. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prince Frederick's Chapel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 4 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw (approx. 4.2 miles away); Brookgreen Plantation (approx. 4.9 miles away); Joseph Alston (approx. 4.9 miles away); Washington Allston (approx. 4.9 miles away); Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 4.9 miles away); Washington’s Visit (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Also see . . . South Carolina Department of Archives and History entry for the Chicora Wood Plantation. (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 5. submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 6. submitted on May 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7. submitted on February 9, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.