Hardeeville in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Explore Recess Hammock
Look for Chinese parasol trees with pale green trunks and 5-lobed leaves. The Asian trees were planted for shade on Low Country plantations. Notice periwinkle, a purple-flowered vine once cultivated as groundcover. Watch and listen for birds — warblers, thrushes, wrens and sparrows — that nest and feed in the hammock’s mature hardwoods.
Rainwater was collected at slave quarters and funneled to the cistern.
Erected by U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Environment.
Location. 32° 9.271′ N, 81° 6.487′ W. Marker is in Hardeeville, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker can be reached from Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, 1.2 miles south of Alligator Alley (South Carolina Highway 170), on the left when traveling south. Marker located inside of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hardeeville SC 29927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. 0.9 miles away); Using Fire to Benefit Wildlife (approx. one mile away); Managing Water for Wildlife (approx. one mile away); Rice Field Trunk (approx. one mile away); Prescribed Burning (approx. one mile away); Savannah Sugar Refinery Explosion (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Savannah River Plantations (approx. 2.9 miles away in Georgia); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 3 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hardeeville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.