Plantersville Scenic Byway
Nestled between the Pee Dee and Black rivers, Plantersville is at the center of Georgetown County’s historic rice culture. Three years ago, the Conservation League began working with area residents to establish a Plantersville Scenic Byway Advisory Committee with the goal of designating the 12-mile Plantersville Road as an official state “scenic byway.”
In 2012, the General Assembly approved the designation and in 2013 the advisory committee’s corridor management plan was accepted by SCDOT. In 2014 the Plantersville Scenic Byway Committee applied to the South Carolina Conservation Bank for funding and received partial funding to buy a one-acre tract at the corner of Highway 701 and Plantersville Road. The property will be used to build a visitors center with kiosks to direct visitors to the historical, cultural, natural and recreational opportunities along the Plantersville Scenic Byway.