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Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Major Robert Farmar Plantation

 
 
Major Robert Farmar Plantation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By TRCP Alliance, June 22, 2013
1. Major Robert Farmar Plantation Marker
Inscription. Here on the banks of the Tensaw River -- named for the Tensa Indian tribe whose principal village was located at this place -- Major Robert Farmar developed a plantation c. 1772. Farmar was one of the most prominent and controversial Alabamians of the British period, being commander of the regiments at Mobile from 1763-1765. He resigned his commission in 1768 and was elected to every Commons House of Assembly for the District of West Florida from 1769 until his death in 1778. Artist-Naturalist, William Bartram, visited Farmar here in 1775, and recorded eloquently and well the plant life of the area. Farmarís plantation encompassed what is now the town of Stockton.

Erected by the Snook Foundation (John McClure and Marjorie Younge Snook) Through the Baldwin County Historical Society.
 
Erected 1977 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 58.981′ N, 87° 52.062′ W. Marker is in Stockton, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Alabama Route 225 just north of Lower Bryants Landing Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton AL 36579, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Major Robert Farmar Plantation Marker (North) Photo, Click for full size
By TRCP Alliance, June 22, 2013
2. Major Robert Farmar Plantation Marker (North)
. The Mound Line (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kennedy Mill, c.1811 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bartramís Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stockton Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Stockton / Old Schoolyard Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ellicott's Stone (approx. 9.4 miles away); Site of Old Mobile (approx. 9.6 miles away); Mt. Vernon Federal Highway (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Major Robert Farmar Plantation Marker (South) Photo, Click for full size
By TRCP Alliance, June 22, 2013
3. Major Robert Farmar Plantation Marker (South)
Town of Stockton, Alabama Photo, Click for full size
By TRCP Alliance, June 22, 2013
4. Town of Stockton, Alabama
Downtown Stockton is located about 1 mile north of the listed marker.
Tensaw River Photo, Click for full size
By TRCP Alliance, June 22, 2013
5. Tensaw River
 
 
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