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.
Location. 31° 42.331′ N, 81° 29.275′ W. Marker is in Riceboro, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Barrington Ferry Road one mile south of Sandy Run Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Barrington Ferry Road is unpaved. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers William Bartram Trail (here, next to this marker); Simon Munro (approx. 1½ miles away); First African Baptist Church (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); Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riceboro.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
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