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Marshallville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home of Samuel Henry Rumph

 
 
Home of Samuel Henry Rumph Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 1, 2003
1. Home of Samuel Henry Rumph Marker
Inscription. This house was built in 1904 as the residence of Samuel Henry Rumph (1851-1922), father of Georgia's commercial peach industry. A noted horticulturist, he originated the Elberta peach at his Willow Lake Nursery. three miles east, 1870- 1875. His invention, in 1875, of a peach shipping refrigerator and of the rigid mortised-end peach crate made practical the safe transit of fresh fruit. He developed many varieties of peaches and other fruits and was the first Georgian to grow and ship peaches on a commercial scale. (Marker Number 49 E-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.385′ N, 83° 56.608′ W. Marker is in Marshallville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is on W. Main Street (Georgia Route 49) 0 miles west of Frederick Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshallville GA 31057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 6.7 miles away); Peach County (approx. 7.5 miles away); James A. Everett
Home of Samuel Henry Rumph and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 1, 2003
2. Home of Samuel Henry Rumph and Marker
(approx. 7.5 miles away); Lanier/Miona Springs (approx. 8 miles away); Gen. John B. Gordon (approx. 10.2 miles away); Flint River Farms Resettlement Project (approx. 11.4 miles away); Macon County (approx. 13.2 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,716 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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