Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee
Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.
Location. 31° 56.883′ N, 81° 18.067′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Richmond Hill Trail 0 miles south of City Center Parking Lot. Touch for map. The City Center is a meeting facility at the north end of J. F. Gregory Park, at the end of Cedar Street. An entrance to the Richmond Hill Trail (a walking trail) begins at a gate at the eastern edge of the City Center parking lot. The marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. F. Gregory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Ford at Richmond Hill (approx. half a mile away); Community House (approx. half a mile away); Martha-Mary Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ways Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
More about this marker. Google Earth or similar software is very useful to show the location of the marker, and to illustrate the pattern of canals in the former rice-growing area between the marker and the Ogeechee River.
Regarding Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee. The canals in the area where the marker stands are almost certainly from rice production on Richard Arnold's "Silk Hope" plantation.
Categories. • Agriculture •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.