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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ashantilly

 
 
Ashantilly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
1. Ashantilly Marker
Inscription. Built ca. 1820, Ashantilly was the mainland residence of prominent antebellum planter Thomas Spalding (1774-1851), owner of the nearby Sapelo Island Plantation. The house, likely built by Spalding's slaves, was constructed of tabby, an equal mix of oyster shell, sand, water and lime. Ashantilly was named for Spalding's ancestral home in County Perth, Scotland. He died at Ashantilly and is interred in the family burial ground adjacent to the property. William G. Haynes, Jr. (1908-2001), proprietor of the Ashantilly Press, was the last private owner of Ashantilly. In 1993 the Haynes family donated the property to the Ashantilly Center, Inc.
 
Erected 2009 by Georgia Historical Society and The Lower Altamaha Historical Society. (Marker Number 95-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 22.933′ N, 81° 24.927′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Ridge Road (State Road 99), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located south of Shantilly Road, north of St. Andrews Cemetery Road. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Ashantilly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
2. Ashantilly Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Andrew's Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Barrington (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Old River Road (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Savannah Lumber Company (approx. 1.2 miles away); How Steam Engines Worked (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lower Bluff Sawmill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Guale Indian Village (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
Also see . . .  Digital Library of Georgia. Ashantilly Plantation (Darien, Ga.) (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Ashantilly Marker, looking south along Ridge Road (State Road 99) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
3. Ashantilly Marker, looking south along Ridge Road (State Road 99)
Thomas Spalding Grave, nearby St. Andrews Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
4. Thomas Spalding Grave, nearby St. Andrews Cemetery
Spalding Family Cemetery plot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
5. Spalding Family Cemetery plot
Thomas is at the rear-right
Ashantilly image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 5, 2002
6. Ashantilly
The house, in its final form, facing the Georgia marshes and Black Island Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on November 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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