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
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