City Directories and History: “Near the junction of Peedee and Black rivers, there once stood a small white house in the middle of a field. From that beginning grew the plantation known as White House, later famous for its beautifully planted and well kept grounds. Through his marriage to the widow, Mrs. John Julius Pringle (formerly Mary Izard), the distinguished Joel Roberts Poinsett came into possession of this plantation, making it his home. He is credited with development of the gardens there. The “white house” burned sometime after 1900.”
Casa Blanca, near Georgetown, was the home of Joel B. Poinsett. Fredrika Bremer, Swedish woman of letters, was a guest here in 1850. (Is this the same house?)
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
Explore history, houses, and stories across S.C. Your membership provides you with updates on regional topics, information on historic research, preservation, and monthly feature articles. But remember R&R wants to hear from you and assist in preserving your own family genealogy and memorabilia.
Visit the Southern Queries – Forum to receive assistance in answering questions, discuss genealogy, and enjoy exploring preservation topics with other members. Also listed are several history and genealogical researchers for hire.
User comments welcome — post at the bottom of this page.
Please enjoy this structure and all those listed in Roots and Recall. But remember each is private property. So view them from a distance or from a public area such as the sidewalk or public road.
Do you have information to share and preserve? Family, school, church, or other older photos and stories are welcome. Send them digitally through the “Share Your Story” link, so they too might be posted on Roots and Recall.
User comments always welcome - please post at the bottom of this page.
Share Your Comments & Feedback: