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Monteith in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington's Southern Tour

 
 
Washington's Southern Tour Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Washington's Southern Tour Marker
Inscription. Near here stood Mulberry Grove, plantation home of General Nathanael Greene and Catherine Littlefield Greene. President George Washington twice visited the widowed Mrs. Greene at Mulberry Grove during the Southern tour of 1791. Traveling downriver from Purrysburg, South Carolina to Savannah on Thursday, May 12, Washington "called upon Mrs. Greene & asked her how she did." Three days later, en route overland from Savannah to Augusta, the President "dined at Mulberry Grove" before traveling on to lodge at "one Spencers" fifteen miles north in Effingham County. After traveling through modern-day Screven and Burke counties, Washington reached Augusta on Wednesday, May 18.
 
Erected 1999 by The Georgia Historical Society, The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia, and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia. (Marker Number 25-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, and the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 10.846′ N, 81° 11.296′ W. Marker is in Monteith, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Augusta Road (State Highway 21/30), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. North of Pinder Point Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Washington's Southern Tour Marker shares location with Mulberry Plantation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, April 21, 2009
2. Washington's Southern Tour Marker shares location with Mulberry Plantation Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mulberry Grove Plantation (here, next to this marker); Richmond Baptist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Ship Anchor (approx. 2.6 miles away); Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Houston Baptist (approx. 3.6 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away in South Carolina).
 
Regarding Washington's Southern Tour. This marker has moved from its original location - Coordinates 32.17934276 -81.18756158 , due to construction of Industrial / Residential Park
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Notable EventsSettlements & Settlers
 
Washington's Southern Tour Marker along Augusta Rd ( GA-21 / GA-30) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, April 21, 2009
3. Washington's Southern Tour Marker along Augusta Rd ( GA-21 / GA-30)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 96 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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