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Sylvania in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Abbot

 
 
John Abbot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. John Abbot Marker
Inscription. John Abbot, world famed entomologist and collector of Lepidoptera came to Georgia from London in 1790, and settled in Jacksonboro, where he remained many years collecting Lepidopterous insects. He was sent to Georgia by a London collector and publisher.

Abbot, besides being an assiduous collector, was an artist of some note. Many volumes of his insects in color, with the particulars of their habits, food and metamorphoses were published in London. His books are the prized possessions of many of the world's leading Universities and Museums.

Abbot died about 1840 and it is thought that his unmarked grave is not many feet west of this marker.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 49.647′ N, 81° 37.336′ W. Marker is in Sylvania, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Burton's Ferry Highway (U.S. 301) and Waynsboro Highway (State Highway 24), in the median on Burton's Ferry Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
John Abbot Marker, looking North image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
2. John Abbot Marker, looking North
within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonboro (here, next to this marker); Washington's Route (here, next to this marker); The Goodall House (a few steps from this marker); The 14th Corps (a few steps from this marker); Wesleyanna Memorial Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sylvania (approx. 5.4 miles away); Screven County (approx. 5.4 miles away); British Army Crossing (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sylvania.
 
Regarding John Abbot. Lepidoptera: an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers, that as adults have four membranous wings more or less covered with scales.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Contrary to the information stated here, this other marker identifies Abbot's marked grave as being in Bulloch County, where he died.
 
Also see . . .  John Abbot. He produced thousands of insect illustrations, as well as several sets of bird illustrations. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkColonial EraEducationEnvironmentScience & Medicine
 
John Abbot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. John Abbot Marker
John Abbot Marker on left, with Jacksonboro,Washington's Route, The Goodall House, and The 14th Corps Markers, looking South
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,803 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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