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Sautee Nacoochee in White County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Slave Garden

 
 
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By Tom Bosse
1. Slave Garden Marker
Inscription.  Many masters allowed their slaves to work a garden patch near their dwellings for personal consumption, to supplement limited rations, or to sell surplus produce to acquire “luxury” items like fish hooks or farm tools. Slaves cultivated gardens when not laboring for their masters, often by moonlight or on rare days off. They grew vegetables such as beans, peas, greens, squash, yams, corn, melons and potatoes, co-mingled with gourds for use as dippers and containers. Fences protected garden plots from free-roaming pigs, chickens, and cattle. The fence around this slave garden is made with split oak palings. In the Southeast, other types of garden fences included, brush, wattle, post and board, post and rail, hedges and split rail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureAnimals.
 
Location. 34° 41.185′ N, 83° 40.568′ W. Marker is in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, in White County. Marker is on Georgia Route 255, on the left when traveling north. Marker located near the Sautee Nacoochee
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By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
2. Slave Garden Marker
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Cultural Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emancipation Wall (here, next to this marker); African American Heritage Site (a few steps from this marker); Slave Dwelling (a few steps from this marker); Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Millstones (a few steps from this marker); Cooling Vat (a few steps from this marker); Joe Brown Pikes (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bishop Marvin A. Franklin (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sautee Nacoochee.
 
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Also see . . .  Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. (Submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2021, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 12, 2021