Heritage Plantation is located on the Waccamaw River in an area where nearby rivers and creeks served as hideouts for pirates like Blackbeard and also were effectively used in the harassment of the British during the Revolutionary War. Early colonists found this land along the tidal rivers in the Low Country particularly suited to rice cultivation. Some of the earliest fortunes in America were made by the plantations developed for that purpose. After the Civil War the fortunes of the plantations declined and in many cases they became hunting preserves. Today they are either housing developments or are preserved for history by foundations or trusts.


Gated Community of Nearly 500 Homes and a Golf Course Developed on Midway and True Blue Rice Plantations

Cemeteries for the Planters and the Slaves Have Been Preserved
Landowners' Cemetery  


Contains Site of Earliest European Settlement in N. America (1526, Spanish)

Thrived on Cash Crop of Indigo, 1745 - 1775

Center of Guerilla Actions Against the British Led by Frances Marion, the Swamp Fox, Hero during the Revolutionary War

Landing Site of the Marquis de Lafayette When He Arrived to Help the Colonists

Large Rice Producer after the American Revolution until the Civil War
Historic Marker  


Established in 1732, Third Oldest City In South Carolina

On the National Register of Historic Places

Seaport on Winyah Bay

Over 50 Historic Antebellum Homes

The Kaminski House c.1760

The Rice Museum c. 1842

Charming Waterfront Boardwalk
Kaminski House  


Result of a Royal Land Grant in 1718, 17,500 Acres, Later Subdivided into 14 Individual Plantations

Winter Residence of Wall Street Millionaire and Presidential Adviser Bernard Baruch

Estate Where He Entertained President F. D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Omar Bradley, and Other Dignitaries

Estate Also Contains Separate Home of Internationally Famous Horsewoman, Belle Baruch, Bernard’s Daughter; Her Favorite and Most Famous Horse is Buried between Her Home and the Stables


Bernard Baruch Home  


All Saints Cemetery Contains Grave of Alice Flagg, One of the Most Famous Ghosts in the Low Country; Brides Still Perform Ritual Walk Here on the Eve of Their Weddings and Leave Wedding Rings and Other Memorabilia on the Grave

Parish Prince George Episcopal in Georgetown Est. in 1734, First Service in Church with Box Pews, 1747


Alice Flagg's Grave  


Oldest Beach Resort in the US; Used by Plantation Owners for Summer Vacations

Historical Homes and Inns Like Sea View Inn and the Pelican Inn

South Causeway to the Island Is Oldest Causeway in Continuous Use in SC
Pelican Inn  


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