Chicora Wood

Chicora Wood (HMIBB)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 31.035', W 79° 10.863'

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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.

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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.
Marker Number22-53
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Georgetown Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 668931 N 3710112
Decimal Degrees33.51725000, -79.18105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 31.035', W 79° 10.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 31' 2.10" N, 79° 10' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 County Rd S-22-52, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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