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Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry

 
 
Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
1. Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry Marker
Inscription. Recognized officially and designated in 1923 by the American Tree Association as “The Mother of Georgia’s Pecan Industry,” the giant seedling just west of this marker was planted in 1848 in the flower and fruit garden of Judge and Mrs. William Taylor, pioneer citizens of Cuthbert. The seed nut was brought from Texas by Mrs. Taylor’s Mother, Mrs. Rebecca Jackson Brooking, traditionally a cousin of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson, and planted here. Judge Taylor was the first Judge of the former Southwestern Circuit, 1840-44. He built the white-columned Colonial Mansion just north of the tree as his home. He gave the Cuthbert Methodist Church the land on which it stands and his widow, Mrs. Maria Brooking Taylor gave Andrew College the lot on which its first buildings were erected in 1854.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 120-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 46.477′ N, 84° 47.434′ W. Marker is in Cuthbert, Georgia, in Randolph County. Marker is on North Lumpkin Street 0.1 miles north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in
Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
2. Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry Marker
Looking north on North Lumpkin Street (on right)
the 400 block of North Lumpkin Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 243 North Lumpkin Street, Cuthbert GA 39840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randolph County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Randolph County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew Female College (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First Church Building in Cuthbert, Georgia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shady Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuthbert.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 
Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
3. Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry Marker
The marker and garden where the pecan tree was planted in 1848
Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
4. Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry
Judge and Mrs. William Taylor's Home image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 15, 2011
5. Judge and Mrs. William Taylor's Home
The pecan tree was planted in their garden.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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