Sylvania in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Abbot, besides being an assiduous collector, was an artist of some note. Many volumes of his insects in color, with the particulars of their habits, food and metamorphoses were published in London. His books are the prized possessions of many of the world's leading Universities and Museums.
Abbot died about 1840 and it is thought that his unmarked grave is not many feet west of this marker.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-19.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Education • Environment • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 32° 49.647′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonboro (here, next to this marker); Washington's Route (here, next to this marker); The Goodall House (a few steps from this marker); The 14th Corps (a few steps from this marker); Jacksonborough (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesleyanna Memorial Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sylvania (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Sinking of the H.M.S. Otranto (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylvania.
Regarding John Abbot. Lepidoptera: an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers, that as adults have four membranous wings more or less covered with scales.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Contrary to the information stated here, this other marker identifies Abbot's marked grave as being in Bulloch County, where he died.
Also see . . . John Abbot. He produced thousands of insect illustrations, as well as several sets of bird illustrations. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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