Hobcaw Barony

Hobcaw Barony (HMAMH)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 21.851', W 79° 13.622'

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[Marker Front]:
In 1718 the Lords Proprietors granted12,000 acres on Hobcaw Point, the southern portion of Waccamaw Neck, to John, Lord Carteret. The barony wassubdivided beginning in 1766, creatingseveral large rice plantations whichflourished until the Civil War. In 1905-07 Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965), Camden native and Wall Street financier, aquired these tracts for awinter retreat.

[Marker Reverse]:
Bernard Baruch was an advisor topresidents from Woodrow Wilson toHarry S. Truman. Belle Baruch (1900-1965), the oldest of his three children,was a sailor, pilot, and equestrian whoshared her father's passion for the outdoors. She bought the propertyfrom him and created a trust devotedto research and education in forestry,wildlife, and marine biology by S.C.universities.
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlacePlantation
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number22-57
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Belle W. Baruch Foundation, replacing a marker erected in 1995
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664949 N 3693065
Decimal Degrees33.36418333, -79.22703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.851', W 79° 13.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 51.0600" N, 79° 13' 37.3200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 458-2706 Hobcaw Rd, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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I am a tour guide at Hobcaw Barony and see the marker every week.

Jul 5, 2016 at 9:24am PDT by sop2510

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