Nightingale Hall Rice Mill Chimney

Also known as: Nightingale Plantation
Off CR 52, Georgetown, South Carolina



South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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This rice mill chimney is significant as one of seven known extant rice mill chimneys in Georgetown County and for its association with Nightengale Hall, one of several productive plantations on the Pee Dee River. The chimney is approximately 29' high, and 6 square at the base, which is 56 high above ground level. Two brick courses form the corbeling of the base. The chimney tapers to 3 square at the top. The original corbelling and a portion of the bricks at the top are missing. Two arched openings for the firebox, 18 high and 18 wide, are located opposite each other. Vents of two horizontal and two vertical holes each are located near the top of the base on all four sides. Robert R.W. Allston bought Nightengale Hall from the estate of George A. Moultrie in 1846. He paid approximately $30,000 for 1200 acres and $500 each for some 100 slaves. Listed in the National Register October 3, 1988. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 1988
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Areas of significance
Industry; Agriculture; Engineering
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic function
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874
Significant year

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" and Imported Photo