Litchfield SC Homes & Real Estate
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Litchfield Real Estate
As an unincorporated community in Georgetown County, Litchfield offers many waterfront single homes and condos. As a jurisdiction of Georgetown County, it is serviced by the county police and fire departments and is governed by the county council.
Where is Litchfield
Litchfield is south of Murrells Inlet and three miles north of Pawleys Island. It is named after its former designation as the Litchfield Plantation. The origins of this plantation are in its three land grants from King George II to Thomas Hepworth. The first known reference to it as “Litchfield” was by Peter Simon in his will. The original “Plantation House” was built in 1740.
The most well known three land grants to Thomas Hepworth from King George III. The original Plantation home was built in 1740. Occurring in Peter Simon’s will is the first reported reference to the plantation as “Litchfield”.The most well known owners of the plantation was the Tucker Family of Georgetown, South Carolina. Originally from Bermuda, the Tucker family came to South Carolina. Daniel Tucker had three sons, the eldest John Tucker inherited the plantation. By perfecting growing rice, he was able to produce one million pounds of rice per year by 1850. Upon the death of John Tucker, it was inherited by his son Dr. Henry Massingberd Tucker.
In the 1950s it began as a retreat beach. By the 1960s, it began to be developed into the community we know today. These communities are Litchfield By-The-Sea, North Litchfield, and Litchfield Beach. This beautiful low country setting is a perfect example of simple, stress free southern living. Start looking at Litchfield homes for sale today!
Where and What to eat in Litchfield
Litchfield offers up a variety of local eats. Litchfield Restaurant, Austins Ocean One, and Moes Original BBQ are just a few options. If you are into great southern home cooking, give Litchfield Restaurant a try. Open for breakfast and lunch, they offer good food at a great price. For a more unique dining experience, Austins Ocean One offers fine dining while overlooking beautiful Litchfield beach.
What to do in Litchfield
Along with the beautiful beaches of Litchfield, take some time to visit Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen Gardens is both a wildlife sanctuary and sculpture garden just north of Litchfield. It has 9,100 acres of trails, gardens, and even a zoo. The Brookgreen Gardens property began as a combination of four former rice plantations. These plantations were Brookgreen, Springfield, Oaks, and Laurel Hill. Brookgreen Gardens was opened in 1932 and founded by the stepson of railroad magnate Collis Potter Huntington, Archer Milton Huntington and his wife Anna Hyatt Huntington. The gardens comprise many of Anna Huntington’s sculptures as well as a variety of other American Sculptors.