Refuge Plantation-GHM 020-6
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 30° 59.091 W 081° 43.710
17R E 430441 N 3428151
Quick Description: North of Woodbine and the Satilla River on US 17.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 11:26:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQFC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
On the Satilla River 2.8 miles from here, was one of the largest rice plantations in the South. Originally a crown grant of 500 acres to George McIntosh in 1765, it passed to his son, John Houston McIntosh. In 1836 Gen. Duncan Lamont Clinch, U.S. Army hero of the Seminole War and husband to Eliza Bayard McIntosh, daughter of John Houston McIntosh, settled here. He farmed until 1844, then entered politics. Elected to Congress on the Whig ticket in 1844, he served through 1845. Born in Edgecombe Co., N.C., April 6, 1787. Gen Clinch died Nov. 27, 1849 in Macon, GA. His plantation remained in the family until 1905.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 020-6

Date: 1986

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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