Category Archives: History

There are TWO Sides to every story…. even at DeBordieu Colony!

There are TWO Sides to every story…. even at DeBordieu Colony!

There are TWO sides to every story… even at DeBordieu Colony! Did you know that the historical marker at the entrance to DeBordieu Colony has TWO sides? Well , it does!  There are two sides to the DeBordieu Colony story depicted on this beautiful  sign at the entrance to the historic carriage lane, just past… Continue Reading

Ghosts in Pawleys Island!

Ghosts in Pawleys Island!

As rich as the coast of South Carolina is in history…. there are some that say it is JUST as rich in spooky paranormal activity! Two of the more famous Pawleys Island stories include Alice Flagg and the Gray Man. Thanks “Haunted Lowcountry” for the stories below. The Gray Man  The Gray Man has to… Continue Reading

Urban Living Meets History at Fogel Wharf in Georgetown, SC

Urban Living Meets History at Fogel Wharf in Georgetown, SC

Urban Living Meets History at Fogel Wharf in Georgetown, South Carolina Residents of the luxury, waterfront condominiums at Fogel Wharf in Georgetown, SC not only enjoy uban living in a gorgeous river front setting….. they also are a part of this historic seaport’s history. Since the 1800s, the property has been prime space for a… Continue Reading

ALICE FLAGG Opera LowCountry Debut

ALICE FLAGG Opera LowCountry Debut

My son Joey wrote an opera based on the life of Alice Flagg! I’m so excited I can’t even write about it, so here’s the press release:  Alice Flagg, an American opera written by local composer, Joseph R. Kaz, will make its Lowcountry debut at the Winyah Auditorium in Georgetown, SC  on Monday, May 30, 2016,… Continue Reading

DeBordieu Founder Wallace Pate Included in VIP Article

DeBordieu Founder Wallace Pate Included in VIP Article

DeBordieu’s Founder, Wallace Pate, was included in an article in Litchfield Style Magazine entitled: Notable People Who Formed Horry & Georgetown County in the 20th Century, written by Kimberly Duncan. It talked about what a wonderful conservationist and sportsman he was, and said: “… in 1969, he began developing DeBordieu, a community he later sold but that endures… Continue Reading

Something happens to people when they see DeBordieu!

Something happens to people when they see DeBordieu!

I just read the most interesting article in South Carolina Wildlife Magazine! Written by Dennis Chastain, the piece was about “Georgetown’s Green Wall,” that corridor of beautiful land between the south end of the Pawleys Island mainland and the bridges to Georgetown. Nestled in the middle of that “green wall” is DeBordieu Colony, one of… Continue Reading

Hunter Pace at Hobcaw Barony

Hunter Pace at Hobcaw Barony

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the nature preserve next to DeBordieu, Hobcaw Barony, will host its 2nd Annual Hunter Pace. A hunter pace is a low-key competitive event derived from foxhunting. Riders follow an outdoor course laid out over terrain which is meant to simulate the riding conditions encountered during a foxhunt. A fox hunter typically… Continue Reading

Lee Brockington’s History of Hobcaw

Lee Brockington’s History of Hobcaw

Right next door to DeBordieu, local author, historian and Senior Interpreter at Hobcaw Barony, Lee Brockington, embodies true southern hospitality. Georgetown County, SC  is lucky to have her. Author of several books, including Pawleys Island: A Century of History and Photographs, her descriptions and accounts of life on the island are spot on.  One can… Continue Reading