Riceboro in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In 1810 control of Woodmanston passed to Louis LeConte, John Eatton's son. Louis spent much of his time creating a botanical garden which became world famous for its collection of bulbs and camellias. Louis died in 1838 and his garden was eventually lost.
Two of Louis LeConte's children, John and Joseph, became professors at the University of California at Berkley. John became the university's first president. Joseph is remembered for his geological research and as a founder of the Sierra Club.
In 1973 Woodmanston was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1996 by The Liberty County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, 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. William Bartram Trail (here, next to this marker); Simon Munro (approx. 1˝ miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 3.3 miles away); Riceborough (approx. 3.9 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lambert Plantation (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riceboro.
Additional keywords. NRHP
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