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Hobcaw Barony


Hobcaw Barony is an extraordinary place that defies quick and easy description.

It has existed since King George I granted the land to one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina in 1718. It became the winter home of one of the biggest movers and shakers of the 20th century, Bernard Baruch. His daughter, Belle, left it to a foundation that maintains the land in its unspoiled state, and hosts universities that do unparalleled ecological research.

Famously Hot


In South Carolina, we love to run ourselves down. It is far too common for local people to look down upon something because it is local. And that is a difficult thing to overcome.

That went double for Columbia. Too many people in the community called it the place that is “only two hours from where you want to be.”

Worse, outside of South Carolina, most people had NO image of Columbia.