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    hobcaw barony discovery center
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    hampton plantation

    by doug48 Updated Jul 9, 2011

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    hampton plantation

    in 1744 daniel horry purchased 600 acres near present day mc clellanville for a rice plantation. in the mid 1740's horry built the georgian style mansion that you see today. hampton plantation is named after hampton hall in england. during the revolutionary war hampton plantation was looted by british troops. after the revolution george washington visited hampton mansion in 1791. prior to the civil war hampton plantation had as many as 300 slaves. for those interested in early american history and southern culture hampton plantation is worth the side trip when in the georgetown area. from georgetown take US 17 south about 20 miles then right on rutledge road.

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    hopsewee plantation

    by doug48 Updated Jun 2, 2011

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    hopsewee plantation house

    hopsewee plantation is built for thomas lynch jr. in 1740. thomas lynch jr. was a signer of the declaration of independence. the plantation house is open by tour and has an excellent collection of 18 th and 19 th century antiques. two original slave cabins are also on site. next to the plantation house is a tea room which is a good place to have lunch on a visit to hopsewee plantation. hopsewee plantation is listed as a national historic landmark and is an interesting place to visit for those interested in early american history and southern culture. hopsewee plantation is located about five miles south of downtown on US 17 south.

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    hobcaw barony plantation

    by doug48 Written Jun 2, 2011

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    hobcaw barony discovery center

    hobcaw barony plantation is located just northeast of georgetown on US 17 north. hobcaw barony was a 15,680 acre plantation established around 1730. the property was a royal grant to john, lord carteret a "barony". over the years the original plantation was subdivided into several smaller plantaions and today the site has over 40 historic buildings. between 1905 and 1907 wall street financier bernard baruch bought the property as a winter retreat. today the site is managed by clemson and the university of south carolina for ecological research and conservation. from downtown georgetown take US 17 north about a mile to hobcaw road.

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