Port Wentworth in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove
Mary Musgrove, famed in Georgia history for her services to James Edward Oglethorpe as interpreter, was a half-breed whose Indian name was "Cousaponakeesa". She was a niece of Old Brim, Emperor of the Creek Indians. The Musgrove house was a seat of hospitality. Among the important visitors entertained here was the celebrated John Wesley.
During the nineteenth century these lands were known as Colerain Plantation. They were extensively cultivated. Colerain was one of the largest rice plantations on the Savannah River. In Ante-Bellum days near the former site of the Musgrove house stood one of the finest mansions on the River, the home of James Potter, owner of Colerain.
The erection in 1916 of the Savannah Sugar Refining Company plant on this property marked the beginning of the transition from Savannah`s cotton and naval stores economy to that of a leading industrial seaport.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 8.525′ N, 81° 9.426′ W. Marker is in Port Wentworth, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on South Coastal Highway (State Highway 25) near Oxnard Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at the Savannah Sugar Refining Company. Marker is in this post office area: Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery ( here, next to this marker); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation ( approx. 2.9 miles away in South Carolina); Plantation Cistern ( approx. 3 miles away in South Carolina); Managing Water for Wildlife ( approx. 3.2 miles away in South Carolina); Rice Field Trunk ( approx. 3.2 miles away in South Carolina); Prescribed Burning ( approx. 3.2 miles away in South Carolina); Washington's Southern Tour ( approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Wentworth.
Regarding Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove. Where are the Plantations?
Also see . . . Mary Musgrove (ca. 1700-ca. 1763). New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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