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Site of Chivers Plantation and Store

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Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker
Inscription. At this crossroads stood the store and drug shop of Col. Robert Chivers, father of Georgiaís “lost poet,” Dr. Thomas Holley Chivers. Born at his fatherís plantation home nearby in 1809, Dr. Chivers graduated in medicine at Transylvania Univ. in 1830. He practiced for a short time at this store and, after an unhappy marriage, left this section. After wandering for some time, he settled in Decatur until his death in 1858. “The Lost Pleiad and Other Poems” (1842) is his most popular work. He is known for his influence on Swinburne, Rossetti and, especially, Edgar Allen Poe.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.616′ N, 82° 49.954′ W. Marker is near Crawfordville, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandy Cross Road NE and Hillman Road NE, on the right when traveling north on Sandy Cross Road NE. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawfordville GA 30631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy (approx. 3.9 miles away); South Liberty Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kettle Creek Battleground (approx. 4.5 miles away); Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier (approx. 4.9 miles away); Phillips Mills Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Robert Grier, Astronomer (approx. 5 miles away); Crawfordville Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawfordville.
 
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Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
2. Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker
Looking north on Sandy Cross Road
Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker
Looking north on Sandy Cross Road
Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. Site of Chivers Plantation and Store Marker
Looking east, toward the site of the Chivers' store and home
 

 
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