Monteith in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington's Southern Tour
Near here stood Mulberry Grove, plantation home of General Nathanael Greene and Catherine Littlefield Greene. President George Washington twice visited the widowed Mrs. Greene at Mulberry Grove during the Southern tour of 1791. Traveling downriver from Purrysburg, South Carolina to Savannah on Thursday, May 12, Washington "called upon Mrs. Greene & asked her how she did." Three days later, en route overland from Savannah to Augusta, the President "dined at Mulberry Grove" before traveling on to lodge at "one Spencers" fifteen miles north in Effingham County. After traveling through modern-day Screven and Burke counties, Washington reached Augusta on Wednesday, May 18.
Erected 1999 by The Georgia Historical Society, The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia, and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia. (Marker Number 25-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, and the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 10.846′ N, 81° 11.269′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mulberry Grove Plantation (here, next to this marker); Richmond Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Ship Anchor (approx. 2.6 miles away); Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Houston Baptist (approx. 3.6 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away in South Carolina).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,511 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.