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Riceboro in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Woodmanston Plantation

 
 
Woodmanston Plantation Marker, close-up Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 8, 2008
1. Woodmanston Plantation Marker, close-up
Inscription. Established in 1760 by William and John Eatton LeConte, Woodmanston became one of Georgia`s earliest inland swamp rice plantations. In spite of Indian attacks and marauding armies during the Revolution, Woodmanston prospered.

In 1810 control of Woodmanston passed to Louis LeConte, John Eatton`s son. Louis spent much of his time creating a botanical garden which became world famous for its collection of bulbs and camellias. Louis died in 1838 and his garden was eventually lost.

Two of Louis LeConte`s children, John and Joseph, became professors at the University of California at Berkley. John became the university`s first president. Joseph is remembered for his geological research and as a founder of the Sierra Club.

In 1973 Woodmanston was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1996 by The Liberty County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 42.331′ N, 81° 29.275′ W. Marker is in Riceboro, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Barrington Ferry Road one mile south of Sandy Run Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Barrington Ferry Road is unpaved. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Woodmanston Plantation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
2. Woodmanston Plantation Marker
LeConte's Woodmanston
Rice Plantation & Botanical Garden
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (here, next to this marker); Simon Munro (approx. 1.5 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Riceborough (approx. 3.9 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lambert Plantation (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riceboro.
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Woodmanston Plantation Marker, Barrington Ferry Rd, South view Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 8, 2008
3. Woodmanston Plantation Marker, Barrington Ferry Rd, South view
Woodmanston Plantation Marker, drive way to plantation Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
4. Woodmanston Plantation Marker, drive way to plantation
Woodmanston Plantation, today's remains Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 8, 2008
5. Woodmanston Plantation, today's remains
Woodmanston Plantation partial garden view Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 8, 2008
6. Woodmanston Plantation partial garden view
Woodmanston Plantation on-site artist 's concept Photo, Click for full size
7. Woodmanston Plantation on-site artist 's concept
Woodmanston Plantation, more gardens Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 8, 2008
8. Woodmanston Plantation, more gardens
Woodmanston Plantation 2011 gate Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
9. Woodmanston Plantation 2011 gate
 
 
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