Pawleys Island, Part 4 - Hobcaw Barony | Palmetto Places


At the southern end of Georgetown lies Hobcaw Barony, a sprawling unspoiled kingdom which was once part of the first colonial estates. John Lord Cartaret, a supporter of King George II of England, named this area “Hobcaw,” which is a Native American word meaning “between the waters.” Joanna Angle discusses the history of Hobcaw Barony, the Baruch family, and some of the remaining historical structures still standing today: the former slave villages, Hobcaw House, Bellefield House, which belonged to Belle Baruch, and the horse stables.