Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee River
Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 31° 56.883′ N, 81° 18.067′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Richmond Hill Trail, 0 miles south of City Center Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond Hill Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jack Fleming Gregory, Senior (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ways Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. F. Gregory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Ford at Richmond Hill (approx. half a mile away); Community House (approx. half a mile away); Martha-Mary Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
More about this marker. Google Earth or similar software is very useful to show the location of the marker, and to illustrate the pattern of canals in the former rice-growing area between the marker and the Ogeechee River.
Regarding Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee River. The canals in the area where the marker stands are almost certainly from rice production on Richard Arnold's "Silk Hope" plantation.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 180 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.