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Milldam Rice Mill and Rice Barn, Georgetown County (off S.C. Sec. Rd. 30, North Santee vicinity)
|Rice Barn||Rice Mill|| Rice Field
(Kinloch Plantation) This rice mill and rice barn are significant as examples of the few known extant rice processing facilities in Georgetown County. They are also significant for their association with Milldam, which was one of several productive rice plantations on the Santee River. The agricultural features are exceptionally intact examples of historic ricefields, including canals, dikes (including remnants of a dike hand-built by slaves) and trunks. The mill’s exterior cypress shingles on the east and west elevations were replaced ca.1970. The shingle roofing material was replaced with a standing seam metal roof at the same time. A threshing machine marked “Invincible Rice Thresher,” in disrepair, is extant inside the mill. The barn is located sixty feet north of the rice mill. Milldam was originally part of the large holdings of Thomas Horry, member of the South Carolina House of Representatives during the American Revolution, delegate to the conventions to ratify the United States and South Carolina constitutions, and member of the South Carolina Senate after the Revolution. All the Horry plantations remained in the family until after the Civil War. Listed in the National Register October 3, 1988. The Rice Barn was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of the Georgetown County Rice Culture, ca. 1750-ca. 1910 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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