Historic Markers Across Georgia

Refuge Plantation

Marker ID: GHM 020-6
Location: US 17 .5 mile north of Satilla River
County: Camden
Coordinates: N 30° 59.091    W 081° 43.714
  30.98485    -81.72856
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WMNQFC
Refuge Plantation  Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


On the Satilla River 2.8 miles from here, was one of the largest rice plantations in the South. Originally a crown grant of 500 acres to George McIntosh in 1765. It p[assed to his son, JOhn HOuston McIntosh. In 1836 Gen. Duncan Lamont Clinch, U.S. Army hero of the Seminole Was and husband to Eliza Bayard McIntosh, daughter of John Houston McIntosh, settled here. He farmed until 1844, then entered politics. Elected to Congress on the Whig ticket in 1844, he served through 1845. Born in Edgecombe Co N.C., April 6 1787. Gen Clinch died Nov. 27, 1849 in MAcon, GA. His plantation remeined in the family until 1905.

GHM 020-6 Georgia Historical Commission


Replaced marker 020-8A