Retreat in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
LeConte Botanical Gardens
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Dr. LeConte`s internationally known sons, Dr. John LeConte, born in 1818 and Dr. Joseph LeConte, born in 1823, at the family plantation, were two of the most distinguished scientific scholars of the nineteenth century. They made the University of California famous.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 42.158′ N, 81° 24.838′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (approx. 3.2 miles away); Riceborough (approx. 3.3 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Woodmanston Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away); Confederate Post in 1864 (approx. 4˝ miles away); South Newport Baptist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Regarding LeConte Botanical Gardens. Old Post Road, mentioned on the marker as the site of the LeConte Botanical Gardens, is now Barrington Ferry Road.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Established in 1760 by William and John Eatton LeConte, Woodmanston became one of Georgia`s earliest inland swamp rice plantations.
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