Hurricane Towers in the Rice Kingdom

The Georgetown Times offers a feature on local history produced by the Georgetown County Museum. The series is called “Museum Around the Corner” and does a nice job of making readers aware of local features of the past. The most recent essay related the story of Storm Towers or Hurricane Towers in the Rice Kingdom.

After a particularly deadly 1822 storm, plantations in the Waccamaw and Santee zone added raised, brick-built towers for enslaved people to shelter in during hurricanes.

Remnants of towers survive to this day. For more see books by David Doar and Richard Porcher.


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