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Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell

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Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell Marker
Inscription. Laurel Grove, at the end of this avenue, was the birthplace of John McIntosh Kell, 1823-1900, distinguished Naval officer. He was a member of the expedition of Commodore Matthew C. Perry to Japan in 1853, and was Master of the flagship Mississippi on the homeward cruise. When Georgia seceded from the Union, John McIntosh Kell resigned his commission to join the Confederacy. He was Executive Officer of the Sumter; then of the Alabama throughout her brilliant career on the seas, and in her final battle with the Kearsarge off Cherbourg. Later in life, John McIntosh Kell served for several years as Adjutant General of the State of Georgia.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-36.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 22.281′ N, 81° 25.306′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Road (State Road 99) and Kell Drive on Ridge Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Early Spanish Mission (approx. half a
Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell Marker, looking north along Ridge Rd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell Marker, looking north along Ridge Rd
mile away); The Savannah Lumber Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); To The Soldiers Of Fort King George (approx. 0.6 miles away); 200 Years of Sawmilling (approx. 0.6 miles away); How Steam Engines Worked (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lower Bluff Sawmill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Guale Indian Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Fort King George (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darien.
 
Regarding Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell. Alabama inflicted considerable disorder and devastation on United States merchant shipping throughout the globe. The Confederate cruiser claimed more than 60 prizes with a total value of approximately $6,000,000.
 
Also see . . .
1. CSS Alabama. In 1862, John Laird Sons and Company of Liverpool, England built the screw sloop-of-war CSS Alabama for the Confederate States of America. From the Naval Historical Center. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. John Kell. Commander John McIntosh
Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell looking down Kell Dr (narrow lane) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2008
3. Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell looking down Kell Dr (narrow lane)
Kell, Confederate States Navy, (1823-1900). From the Naval Historical Center. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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