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By Mike Stroud, August 08
Butler Island Plantation Marker
Georgia (McIntosh County), Darien — 095-25 — Butler Island Plantation
Famous rice Plantation of the 19th century, owned by Pierce Butler of Philadelphia. A system of dikes and canals for the cultivation of rice, installed by engineers from Holland, is still in evidence in the old fields, and has been used as a pattern . . . — Map (db m10802) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-29 — Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History The Weeping Time
One of the largest sales of enslaved persons in U.S. history took place on March 2-3, 1859, at the Ten Broeck Race Course mile southwest of here. To satisfy his creditors, Pierce M. Butler sold 436 men, women, and children from his Butler Island . . . — Map (db m15838) HM

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