Chicora Wood Plantation

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Chicora Wood Plantation
Chicora Wood Plantation, County Road No. 52 (north side), Georgetown vicinity (Georgetown County, South Carolina).jpg
Chicora Wood Plantation is located in South Carolina
Chicora Wood Plantation
Chicora Wood Plantation is located in the US
Chicora Wood Plantation
Location 12 miles northeast of Georgetown on County Road 52, near Georgetown, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°31′3″N 79°10′32″W / 33.51750°N 79.17556°W / 33.51750; -79.17556Coordinates: 33°31′3″N 79°10′32″W / 33.51750°N 79.17556°W / 33.51750; -79.17556
Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Built 1819
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 73001710[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973

The Chicora Wood Plantation (originally known as Matanzas) is a former rice plantation in Georgetown County, South Carolina.[2] The plantation itself was established sometime between 1732 and 1736 and the 1819 plantation house still exists today. In 1827, Robert Francis Withers Allston (1801–1864) resigned as surveyor-general of South Carolina to take over full-time management of Chicora Wood, which he had inherited from his father. Chicora Wood served as a home base for his network of rice plantations, which produced 840,000 pounds of rice in 1850 and 1,500,000 pounds by 1860. 401 slaves worked the plantation in 1850, increasing to 630 by 1860.

The house was built in Greek Revival style, on a raised basement typical of the region. A number of outbuildings still survive on the complex, including the rice mill complex.[3] It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973.[1] It is located in the Pee Dee River Rice Planters Historic District.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ruhf, Nancy R.; Frank Brown III (November 9, 1972). "Chicora Wood Plantation" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chicora Wood Plantation, Georgetown County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 52, Plantersville vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 

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